Using New Cyber Defense Approach to Reduce Security Concerns, Breach

July 26, 2019

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Hikvision: Ways to Test for System Vulnerabilities, Preventing System Exploits


Recent research published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Future Generation Computer Systems, suggests a new methodology  to predict cyberattacks, identify perpetrators, and minimize security concerns such as breach, according to the article “A New Framework for Preventing Cyber Attacks,” in Security magazine.

From the article: “The scale of data theft is staggering. In 2018, data [security] breaches compromised 450 million records, while 2019 has already uncovered the biggest data breach in history, with nearly 773 million passwords and email addresses stolen from thousands of sources and uploaded to one database. Current cyber defense tactics simply aren’t enough, a new model of defense is needed.”

The author argues that current cyber tactics are facing challenges because the volume of data is too great for human analysts to review, and that current methods look primarily at “low-level indicators, small attack signatures such as IP addresses, domain names and file hashes.”

The new approach integrates knowledge about Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs)—a method for analyzing high-level indicators—and the benefits of finding an automated way to assess and review these indicators. Machine learning analysis can support this goal by providing more efficient classification methods and the capability of handling large datasets.

Read more here.

Hikvision outlined ways to test for system vulnerabilities and prevent system exploits to address security concerns in this blog. In it, Hikvision references this tip from an SSI article:

  • Perform penetration testing: This involves cybersecurity professionals using hacker methods to try to gain access to your systems, such as attempting to bypass security infrastructure or “exploit hidden backdoors within networks and applications.”

IMPORTANT! This model requires non-standard firmware. Do Not Install standard firmware (e.g. v.4.1.xx) on this model. Doing so will permanently damage your system. You must use custom firmware v.4.1.25 from the iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S product page.

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