Security Technology Executive

SEP-OCT 2017

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50 SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE • September/October 2017 • www. VIDEO TECHNOLOGY Y our video surveillance system protects your property. But what protects your surveillance system? So many securi- ty people focus on the benefits of new camera features that they often over- look today's reality: not all intruders come through the front door. We all have to come to grips with the fact that IP surveillance isn't just about physical security any- more. Cybersecurity plays a major role as well. The latest HDTV and higher resolution cameras, cameras with wide dynamic range and PTZ cameras with automatic tracking, and cameras with electronic image stabilization will deliver forensic quality details. Thermal cameras, network radar, and video analytics are great early warning devices. Active tam- pering alarms can alert operators that something is obstructing a camera's view. And all of these tools are great for catching breaches in the physical realm. But how can you be sure that your IP video sys- tem hasn't become a gateway for hackers to penetrate your cyber realm? In this era of the Internet of Things, the push for network accessibility opens the door for Don't Be an Ostrich about Cybersecurity Your IP video could be a network gateway By R yan Zatolokin If you act like an ostrich with your head in the sand and do absolutely nothing, you're going to present an easier target than the next guy. Image Courtesy of

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