Like most industries, the security industry is constantly shifting, primarily as a result of the constant developments surrounding technology. The fact is, the landscape has certainly changed when it comes to prioritizing robust security approaches and no longer do legacy systems get the job done the way we need them to. Understanding what some of the most common vulnerabilities that still exist allows us to implement new kinds of technology to circumvent those issues as well as create more effective security plans. Let’s break down three common security vulnerabilities that ought to be addressed.
1. Unsecured Entryways
Think about entryways as being choke points where protocols and technology can be designed around. An entryway to a parking lot, border, building, or any other kinds of entryways all serve as a way of funneling many people through one specific point, which allows us to better scrutinize whether or not there is a risk at hand. It’s clear, then, that we must develop technologies and practices that better secure these entryways, which may come in the form of access control systems, driver cameras, vehicle inspection systems, and more. Leaving entryways completely unsecured is a huge risk that must be mitigated in any situation where staying secure is a priority.
2. Outdated Optical Technologies
There’s a certain storytelling trope surrounding old CCTV systems where, in the wake of an incident, it’s discovered that the ancient VHS-backed surveillance system wasn’t even recording. This may seem like it’s done for comedic effect but there’s a kernel of truth to this: those old systems just don’t function how we need them to. Older systems without any of the modern features we find in contemporary surveillance technology, such as facial recognition capabilities, are simply less effective. This is especially the case when we talk about the dramatic improvement in image quality over the years—an old system may not be capable of the high-quality images that allow security professionals to do their jobs.
3. Vulnerable Data Centers or Server Rooms
We think of cybersecurity as being a pressing concern in the modern world and it certainly is, but there’s a physical element to keeping your data safe as well. While firewalls can go a long way in preventing remote attacks from hackers, even more harm could be enacted if someone were to get their hands on the physical elements of a secure network. Protecting the physical elements of cybersecurity is equally as important as any other approach towards security technologies.
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