Today’s hyper-connected world – where edge components (cameras) send data to core components (servers) over the Internet – requires a hyper-vigilant approach to data security. Even a single weak link in the surveillance set-up can jeopardize the entire system. For example, skilled hackers can stage so-called man-in-the-middle attacks, hijacking communications between a camera and video management system (VMS). Once hackers have access, they can inject an alternate video feed to conceal illicit activity, or manipulate live camera footage to selectively remove certain details or persons from the scene. This calls for a big-picture view of the entire security network – a perspective Bosch has focused on for years. Data security is only possible when we take into account the complete system.
Director Business development EMEA, Bosch, Germany/Netherlands