Locking Down Network Connections

Author: Ethan Ace, Published on May 02, 2012

Cameras and access control panels are gateways for hackers. Locating these devices throughout a building gives attackers multiple points of entry, many without any form of physical or network security. However, physical connections to the network may be secured with RJ45 locks. In this note, we look at these products, differing styles, and what sort of protection they may provide to a security network installation.

Overview

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