Defending Physical Security Devices from Hackers
Understand your organization’s threat and plan accordingly
By Scott Lindley
General Manager, Farpointe Data
As seen on SecurityInfoWatch
Hacking—the gaining of unauthorized access to electronic data—has evolved as a serious threat. Protecting access control systems from hackers is imperative. Hackers look for the easiest path in, leveraging many different physical assets, including those within the enterprise-class security system itself.
They typically start with hardware, such as wireless components or system controllers, which will give them access to specific computers. Then, those computers may give them access to both the target's external and internal Internet. Apple CEO Tim Cook warns, "The hacking community aren't hackers anymore; they are sophisticated enterprises."