Surveillance video is a valuable data asset, and like any other sensitive data, video data can be used for many nefarious purposes. Criminals can observe stolen video to identify high-risk asset areas, follow VIP patterns or even use it to disrupt operations via camera sabotage. Tampering, vandalism and denial of video service are other potential threats.
IP surveillance systems reside on the local area network and should be considered in any IT policy. And like all network devices, IP video devices may need to be protected just like devices, clients and servers.
The majority of surveillance video breaches are due to human error, negligence and misconfigurations.
John Bartolac, Manager, Industry Segments Team and Cyber Strategy, at Axis Communications, provides the following nine areas of a network surveillance system that are most vulnerable, and how IT departments, with their security and facility management departments, can mitigate those risks.