More than just a defence mechanism

More than just a defence mechanism
Pelco has an important focus on Cybersecurity

Pelco by Schneider Electric, a leader in end-to-end video security solutions, destroys three myths on cybersecurity

By Jean-Marc Théolier

Published: Sun 30 Dec 2018, 9:23 AM

Last updated: Mon 31 Dec 2018, 11:26 AM

Pelco by Schneider Electric is a global leader in the design, development, and manufacture of video security solutions including cameras, recording and management systems, software, and services ideal for our industry. The company provides these solutions to airports and seaports, hotel, healthcare, education, oil and gas, city surveillance, and commercial industries, to name only a few.
As an IP solution provider for security business, Pelco has an important focus on Cybersecurity.Thanks to the ever-evolving landscape of technology, cybersecurity is a major priority in the surveillance sector. Although there is a wealth of information circulating on this topic, it can be easy to come across false information.
Read below as we destroy three popular cybersecurity myths:

MYTH:  It is used only as a means of defence.
FACT: Cybersecurity is so much more than a defence mechanism. It is especially important that proactive measures are taken so that fewer breaches occur in the first place. Securing surveillance system is a matter of knowing whether business products and services contain built-in features that prevent future incidents. Pelco's mission is to build security measures into solutions like its video management system VideoXpert Professional, so that certain vulnerabilities are managed before they are deployed into their respective markets.

MYTH: Only IT operators should be responsible for securing data.
FACT: Keeping businesses and organisations safe from cyber-attacks isn't just an IT-based responsibility. It should also be a priority for anyone who is associated with business assets. By leaving the bulk of cybersecurity duties to the IT department, other departments become neglected and therefore vulnerable to security threats. It benefits the entire business when a diverse range of authorised employees have a working knowledge of cybersecurity procedures.

MYTH: Cybersecurity products don't have a life cycle.
FACT: Keeping the life cycle of security products in order is one of the most important tasks a surveillance company can do to ensure their products and services maintain a desired level of cybersecurity protection.

Boosting security to prevent data breaches
Cybersecurity can be a complicated topic to navigate, but it doesn't have to be this way. Businesses deserve to keep their information safe from security breaches, and they can count on Pelco to consistently deliver effective and safe video surveillance solutions.

Visit the website ( or visit the Pelco by Schneider Electric booth (SA B22) at Intersec exhibition in Dubai from the January 20 to 22 to learn more!

Jean-Marc Théolier, CEO at Pelco by Schneider Electric
Jean-Marc Théolier, CEO at Pelco by Schneider Electric

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