Hardening Network Cameras Against Cybersecurity Attacks #IL06

Tue. September 26| 3:40 PM - 4:05 PM | Impact Learn Thtr 1

Security professionals are fairly good at anticipating and reacting to new physical security threats. Then why have they been so slow in addressing the dangers of cybersecurity attacks? Network security cameras, even those on private networks, are at risk, and they need to be installed and administered with cybersecurity in mind. Organizations can take immediate actions to reduce cyber attack exposure. Look into the security vulnerabilities of network cameras and review the best practices for how they should be used effectively.

Session Number: IL06

Type: Impact Learning

Priority Subject Matter: Cyber Security, Hot Topic/Current Event, Physical Security

Event Structure: Lecture

Learning Objectives: Review the vulnerabilities that put network security cameras at risk of cyber attacks, including inadequate installations, physical exposure of network connections, weak passwords, poor maintenance, lack of coordination between the physical security and IT departments, and inadequate incident monitoring.; Explain the best practices for hardening cameras against cybersecurity risk. These include active password maintenance, isolating cameras, implementing firewalls, locking down exposed network connections, coordination between physical security and IT groups and regular monitoring of cameras. These apply to small businesses, mid-size companies, and enterprises with large network infrastructures.; Illustrate how automation can mitigate security vulnerabilities by ensuring that camera hardening best practices are done correctly and at scale. Automation prevents installers and enterprise security staff from spending hours manually performing hundreds of security tasks that may not be in their area of expertise.


Tom Galvin

Tom Galvin


Razberi Technologies