Security Magazine

Cyber-Securing Video Cameras

Researchers from the U.K.-based penetration testing service Pen Test Partners recently attacked a video surveillance system, and they pulled off a fairly scary feat. “We successfully switched video feeds from one camera to another through the cloud service, proving arbitrary access to anyone’s camera,” they wrote. That pen test is even more concerning when you take into account the fact that the world is in the midst of a widespread proliferation of video surveillance equipment among both private citizens and enterprise security users – which, in fact, we are.