OnSSI, a provider of advanced Video Management System (VMS) open platform solutions – is offering a free highly-informative guidebook entitled, ‘Hardening Guide for Networked Video Surveillance Systems,’ to help enterprises protect their systems from potential cybersecurity threats. The free downloadable guide provides specific recommendations on hardening video surveillance systems by applying proven cybersecurity initiatives.
“Hardening surveillance systems is a necessary and ongoing process to mitigate against potential cybersecurity threats and liabilities,” said Ken LaMarca, VP of Sales and Marketing, OnSSI. “We are thrilled to offer this comprehensive hardening guide free of charge to help enterprises protect their system’s integrity, and maintain the highest levels of both physical and cybersecurity.”
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The OnSSI Hardening Guide for Networked Video Surveillance Systems includes guidance on password strength, how to avoid poor password practices
The OnSSI Hardening Guide for Networked Video Surveillance Systems includes guidance on password strength, how to avoid poor password practices, collaboration with IT and HR departments and how to apply software and firmware security updates. It also includes standard, advanced and enterprise cybersecurity best practices for cameras, servers and workstations and networks.
This free resource from OnSSI is based on the recommendations of the Center for Internet Security (CIS), and its Critical Security Controls guidance. The CIS is a forward-thinking, non-profit entity whose mission it is to safeguard private and public organisations against cyber threats. As cyber risks evolve, the CIS updates its Critical Security Controls recommendations, which were updated in March of 2018 from version 6.1 to version 7.
The Hardening Guide for Networked Video Surveillance Systems is another way OnSSI approaches cybersecurity. OnSSI’s flagship Ocularis VMS platform is designed with cybersecurity as a top priority by building in encryption and the ability for users to keep up-to-date with software patches to help ensure that their servers and networks are protected.