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When your vending machines and streetlamps turn against you in a botnet attack

When your vending machines and streetlamps turn against you in a botnet attack

A recent DDoS incident whereby campus-wide connected devices including vending machines and streetlamps were used as bots to slow down the university's network again underscored the importance of cybe...
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  • How VSaaS is a ‘smart move'
    Video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) has become a hot topic, benefiting users who do not necessarily have the budget to purchase equipment. Besides retail and residential applications, VSaaS is increasingly used in fleet management, helping operators gain better oversight of their drivers and veh...
    2017/03/09
  • Video makes parking smarter, too
    Besides traditional sensors, video is being increasingly used as a sensor detecting parking space availability. Moreover, when combined with automatic license plate recognition (ALPR), video can perform other functions such as parking enforcement and payment.
    2017/03/08
  • Common vulnerabilities in security devices and ways to avoid them
    The DDoS attack launched from various network cameras and NVRs last year again exposed the vulnerabilities of security devices as they migrate towards IP. Some of the experts we spoke to listed common vulnerabilities in security equipment and made suggestions on what vendors should do to avoid them.
    2017/03/02
  • Smart transportation key to smart city
    Smart city has become a global trend, and a critical component of smart city is smart transportation which helps reduce traffic and carbon emissions, optimize the user experience and gather data that the government can use for future planning and development.
    2017/02/23
  • Ensuring cybersecurity in the age of IoT
    With the arrival of the age of IoT where an increasingly number of devices are connected to the Internet, the issue of cybersecurity has gained more importance. The recent distributed denial-of-service attack all but underscored the urgency of protecting devices against cyber threats.
    2017/02/22
  • How the hidden value of video improves business processes
    How to fully employ the information video provides to enhance business intelligence and operational efficiency has become an increasingly important focus for solutions providers, especially amid fiercer competition in the video markets.
    2017/02/21
  • Video vendors stand ready to combat cybercrime
    For 2017, video surveillance players cited various trends, such as advanced compression, analytics and managed service. But according to vendors, none of those compares with the issue of cybersecurity, especially after the distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack last year.
    2017/02/17
  • How tough is your equipment? IP ratings provide a clue
    It goes without saying that cameras, NVRs or other security equipment for industrial, transportation or other applications that are critical in nature should be toughened and hardened to withstand extreme conditions. To find out how strong a product is against water or particles, it is better to ref...
    2017/02/16
  • Video surveillance trends grow with market demands
    Now that the New Year has begun, most video surveillance vendors have offered their insights into what will be the prevailing trends in 2017. Taking a look at these trends, we can see that they reflect a generate desire by the vendors to offer more value to users amid harsher competition in the indu...
    2017/02/15
  • How video vendors cope amid growth slowdown
    Last year video surveillance growth was a mere 4.2 percent, due mostly to Chinese vendors' effort to drive down prices and gain more market share. Amid this, the more well-established Western vendors are investing in technology and solutions that go beyond traditional security applications and provi...
    2017/02/14