3 ways to Cyber-intruders From the Home – Security Sales & Integration

3 ways to Cyber-intruders From the Home – Security Sales & Integration

How smart can a smart home? Today, security experts, the boundaries to are and offers innovative solutions, the only dream we could so far, 25 years ago.

note, During the home-automation has expanded to a comfortable normality in residences around the world, its scope, far beyond simply turning lights off and change the temperature with a voice … and the Hacker.

the automation will improve the daily lifestyle, but also the security solution offers accessible from anywhere. Where there is convenience for end-users, it is also convenience for hackers.

Through the use of devices, the connection to the Internet, security vulnerabilities. It is the job of the security dealer and systems integrator, be sure that your customers are protected.

we investigate some simple steps that can help deliver this responsibility.

Wi-Fi vulnerabilities

Cyber attacks are on the increase, primarily as a home automation technology is constantly evolving, and more is readily available at a reasonable price. Hackers are not interested in someone’s business, livelihood or peace of mind.

It is important that the safety of dealers and system integrators to ensure goals, that the home-automation-systems may be present, in a way that does not pose a Cyber threat. Should home be a safe haven, and it’s the integrator’s job keeping it this way.

Still, this increase in home-automation-attacks are forcing security professionals to ask themselves: Why home systems now? Automation is nothing new, but you can use it as a tool to access to more sensitive systems.

Wireless doorbells, keyless entry, digital thermostats, and lighting systems are some of the ways hackers access to the homes of today.

As the systems in a home automation setting are controllable via Bluetooth or Internet connection, it opens the door for hackers to use a seemingly harmless device, such as a wireless doorbell, as an entry-level.

This allows you to have access to something of higher importance, such as a computer. From there, hackers can plan access to a users’ most private data, including Bank details, passwords or lock/unlock time.

houses will be attacked with the automation selectively, because you can connect multiple devices to the Internet and, as we know, a connection to the Internet means that cyber-vulnerabilities.

the more devices a user has, the more vulnerable it is to cyber-attacks. If a hacker gains entrance to a home system, users fall susceptible to cyber-physical attacks.

Cyber-physical attacks occur when hackers are able to invade, to steal over the network/Internet and allow you to disable an action, such as security systems and then physically in the houses to intrude, or hack, information, directly, rather than remotely. Home automation opens the door to new threats, both literally and figuratively.

Basic Cybersecurity steps

If it is to retain the development of a system, there are three important points in mind to ensure the highest levels of safety are met.

1. Multi-factor authentication

multi-factor authentication protects data, while still ensuring that the house owner is in fact the owner of the house. Hackers can guess passwords, but the chances of you injury, multiple levels of authentication, slim. The more factors in the work of the lower risk of an intruder access to a private system.

It is best to combat the attacks before they happen, instead of waiting to be compromised for a system. As the proverb says, it is not a question of “if” the user becomes the victim of a cyber attack, but rather when. Multiple layers of security are a good practice to deter potential hackers.

2. Encrypted the System

This probably seems obvious, but is the first line of defense against possible threats. It is one of the best ways to protect privacy. This is especially important when it comes to the protection of human homes.

We live in a world of constant connectivity — whether through phone calls, E-Mails, online purchases, or social media. Actions, the seemingly innocent, such as setting up a recurring delivery for pet food, can really make some big threats.

hackers are increasingly interested in targeting homes, because, unlike large companies, most of the system users are not security professionals. IP-based systems in houses that had not traditionally have the same level of security as in the corporate world.

the house owners believe that once a system is set up, you are good. With the right integrator, only after security measures have been implemented, this is the case. Without encryption in place, hackers can easily plan to intercept online logins, Bank data, and can discover patterns for when the doors are locked and unlocked, such as when people are at home.

Gone are the days when the password is sufficient your life from intruders. Integrators must encrypt to secure its cyber integrity is.

3. System Updates

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If the system is updated regularly, and patches, then, over time, hackers will find new ways of it. Just like humans a new influenza vaccination need each year to protect against virus strains that security systems require the same level of routine maintenance.

The industry is constantly evolving to improve. However, as soon as new technologies develop, so new Hacker methods.

integrators should always think ahead and anticipate what will be a weak point could be in any system. While a low-cost device, such as a motion sensor, which will save outside of the house, the user money, it also has some activities that ultimately increase the risk for the owners of the house can.

In some cases, this may affect power to both the integrator and the user. If you can’t trust the connections from a particular device that is expensive, you can opt to use a less-modern solution, such as wires, to use the technology, which is not accessible from the Internet. It is important, not only for the cheapest solution, but for the implementation to increase the risk for end users.

choice of suppliers Is key

Now you have an idea of the base-line functionalities, you want your system to have, it is time for a provider to choose. Integrators of best practice can take advantage of solutions, but it is equally important for the seller of its duty of care when it comes to the protection of customers.

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homeowners who choose, home automation solutions can do this with the understanding that it is simply, efficiently and without risks.

Most people are not cybersecurity experts, and, in turn, expect that whoever you are Contracting partners with top-of-the-line service and recommendations.

The challenge for dealers and integrators in this scenario, is not yet in the implementation of best practices, but rather in the choice of cameras and solutions, the will ensure the maintenance of cybersecurity.

As in any market, the manufacturers compete to have the latest and best solutions, but often the first race to be, leads to long-term problems. There is great pressure to make cutting edge solutions available. This idealized production timeline usually results in products that are not fully tested.

While some companies

In turn, system integrators need to choose your research to cameras or other devices, both in functionality and safety. You must’t be afraid to ask the supplier questions such as: Have you provided a secure development lifecycle policy? Is the communication encrypted? Why is your camera or your device better than someone else’s?

integrators are advocates for their clients and should recognize that the current solutions are not always the largest.

By making sure the product has a built-in security protocols, it relieves the need for additional steps and saving the integrator and user time and money in the long run.

the house owner to bring experts into the process to simplify as much as possible and what easier way, than the choice of products with out-of-the-box features? Functionality, cost and security are the three crucial factors in the creation of a solution.

propagation of Best Practices

When it comes to Internet security, the industry has been vocal about its commitment to best practices and education, as it relates to video surveillance and access control solutions.

integrators are increasingly proactive to ensure they deliver the best solutions possible, while at the same time maximum security.

Home automation is gaining a lot of attention from hackers and, in turn, dealers and integrators need to invest your time and efforts equally.


Jon Williamson is the Director of Cyber solutions for the Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls.

Released on Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:34:02 +0000

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