An innovative and comprehensive security measure and approach are very much essential for the organisations in the contemporary high-risk periods of cyberthreats and numerous attacks by the cybercriminals to appropriately identify the vulnerabilities and threats. Alternatives are very much necessary to combat fraud and mitigate risk as well as to ensure operational compliances particularly to resist website and computer system network hackings. On the other hand, other technological internet-enabled devices can not be ignored for protection such as the possibility of your CCTV cameras hacked and your IoT hijacked.
In this connection, you must take advantage of the contemporary technological advancement to effectively protect your trade, profession, business, customers, staff and above all your valuable assets, data and information. The CCTV surveillance is one such area which is often ignored because often cybersecurity is considered and counted more in connection to a computer, its data and information, websites and emails etc. On the other hand, your CCTV cameras are no exception as it is well connected with your network and can serve as open door to a variety of cyberattacks.
It is therefore essential to evaluate not only the CCTV surveillance devices including the CCTV cameras but also the video data including the entire surveillance systems. Earlier best practices were encouraged to protect the CCTV surveillance with the purpose that no unauthorised person can tamper the camera. But now that the system incorporates various other components like IT processes, Internet of Things etc. you must ensure that none other than yourself access the camera and its data through the internet. This was never a necessity in the past because internet-enabled devices and the possibility of cyberattacking were not part of any security concern.
Technology is emerging with new advancement along with the growing cyber threats with new methods and types in association with improved technologies. No one knows that he or she is totally protected by his or her CCTV surveillance system though they are maintained and equipped with all advanced measures to resist probable hackings. It is beyond debate that as we are moving fast towards a more sophisticating connected world, new and more hazardous cyber vulnerabilities and risk will evolve and emerge. Eventually, encryption needs to become typically-intensive with powerful servers along with other measures like mitigating the risks of own errors especially vulnerabilities for the network itself were like human making mistakes or opening emails which are not supposed to be opened. Secondly, the CCTV surveillance infrastructure must not allow unauthorised operationsto resist risk and further ensure security.