Protecting your security network and systems against cyber threats

January 29, 2022 | News

In the past few years there have been several reports of security vulnerabilities associated with video surveillance systems. Vulnerabilities have included allowing attackers to bypass authorisation, gain root admin access, remotely access video and audio on cameras, and access private user details.

Designing and installing a video surveillance system should now include implementing mitigation strategies to protect against various cyber threats. The Australian Cyber Security CentreĀ provides guidelines for system hardening along with many video surveillance manufacturers. Some of the most effective strategies include:

  • Implementing strong passwords on all equipment including cameras, switches, servers, client workstations
  • Segment traffic into separate virtual networks
  • Disable unused switch ports
  • Implement MAC address filtering on the switch
  • Disable unused network ports on cameras
  • Disable unused services on servers and workstations
  • Install antivirus software on workstations and servers
  • Manage updates on operating systems and firmware
  • Restrict users from running executables on servers and workstations
  • Restrict unauthorised removable media and devices from being connected to workstations and servers
  • Utilise a software firewall on workstations and servers to limit both inbound and outbound network connections
  • Physically secure access to racks and server rooms.

For more information about protecting your security systems contact us on 1300 096 352 or email

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