Getting A Hold On The Bandwith

More than a decade ago, it was all about analog cameras. My, how times have changed. By 2010, IP-based cameras were taking over the security duties, and doing a good job, but there were challenges.

Among concerns was protecting the network from remote hackers from anywhere in the world. With the right knowledge, the right person (I mean the wrong person) could access the system. A robust network means security software is constantly being updated to protect against new threats all the time. Another concern is bandwidth capacity.

Our cover story in this issue is from Brian Simmons, Berk-Tek, who writes that as image storage and increased resolution of cameras grow, more bandwidth is consumed to meet demands. Simmons writes about what new HD and UHD technologies have been incorporated into video surveillance.

Simmons writes about several factors that can affect bandwidth requirements, such as resolution, frame rate, streaming mode, compression and network protocols. Finally, Simmons writes about structured cabling recommendations. There is a ton of information packed into this story.

Andrew Deen, a freelance writer based in San Diego, writes about seven ways criminals are making money from cybercrime. Believe it or not, cybercrime comes in a variety for shapes and sizes. This includes data breaches, selling illegal goods, Bitcoin and the dark web, tax fraud, identity theft and using counterfeit money. Oh, and cyber criminals are not limiting fraud to coins and bills; it also comes in the form of medical, personal or financial information.

Are we completely immune to cyber-criminal activity? No. There is no way to be completely protected, but be careful what’s on the network.Be smart.

This article originally appeared in the November 2017 issue of Security Today.

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is the Publisher of Security Today magazine.

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