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       Audiovisual Cyber Risks

  • By 2023, the total number of DoS (Denial of Service) attacks worldwide will be greater than 15 million according to a major networking vendor

  • Attacks on IoT (includes audiovisual devices) tripled in the first half of 2019

  • 30% of data breaches involve internal actors according to industry experts

  • Gartner predicts that through 2022 at least 95% of security failures will be the customer's fault

  • IoT devices experience an average of 5,200 attacks per month as detailed by leading anti-virus vendor

 
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"Failure of Cybersecurity measures" is one of the top 5 Global risks in 2021

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Audiovisual Cyber Risk Considerations

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Increased Attack Surface

Audiovisual communication systems are rapidly migrating to a network connected model (IoT) and a more generic use of COTS software and hardware. These architectures increase the attack surface of the organization

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Security often De-emphasized

Network connected audiovisual assets tend to have fewer security features due to their evolution from a “non-connected” era. Cybersecurity is often overlooked or de-emphasized by many manufacturers in the Professional audiovisual industry

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Higher Risk of Exposure

Audiovisual systems in many organizations have a high risk of exposure to bad actors due to their prolific use throughout so many spaces which come in contact daily with internal and external parties. Adversaries to the organization can prey on system vulnerabilities and potentially obtain confidential trade secrets through data loss or perpetrate a DoS (denial of service) attack in attempt to disrupt the continuity of a business

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Malware and Ransomware

Cyber threats (e.g. malware and ransomware) continue to increase and become more sophisticated daily. Therefore, the need for a dedicated security framework for audiovisual communication systems with a simplified workflow is required to defend against looming threats