Surveillance Camera Back Door

Case Study – Security Cameras2018-10-05T02:24:09+00:00

YOUR SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS ARE SHARING TOO MUCH

An enterprise with thousands of retail locations initiated a multi-year, multi-million dollar video surveillance system upgrade. The end result was significantly better for surveillance capturing and management functionality, but there was a hidden cost – compromised network security. Many retail location camera installation contractors had purchased cameras using the provided video system specifications, without realizing that these cameras often included firmware and chipsets with a weak security posture. The enterprise found itself under attack by an organized Far East adversary who exploited firmware vulnerabilities in these camera systems and rapidly compromised nearly every camera on the network. Without firmware updates being extracted from the different camera manufacturers and then painstakingly applied to every installed camera, the enterprise would have to consider a complete hardware and installation re-deployment with updated acceptable cameras. Even worse, the new secure cameras had much higher price points, so overall installation cost would be significantly higher! Fortunately, we demonstrated that the GoSilent Client could support video requirements, had the network security features needed to lock out the adversary and had low enough power requirements that there was no need to re-run new power cables to all systems. Today the customer has implemented GoSilent and restored the security of its surveillance camera live streams. No new threats have been introduced, and live streams and other information have ceased making its way to unknown adversaries.