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Secure by design requires a systematic approach

August 2021

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Securing video surveillance data is just as important as safeguarding people and property

As more video security cameras get connected to the Internet of Things (IoT), the role of video security is changing. Cameras are no longer part of a “closed” system, solely focused on gathering, recording, and viewing images. They are transitioning into intelligent sensors that collect significantly more data than video security images alone. The surge in data collection also increases the risk of cybercriminals looking to steal sensitive data.

AIoT solutions built on trust

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Cyber and data security remain essential topics that Bosch takes very seriously. We design all our AIoT solutions to meet customer needs now and in the future.  They can be trusted to deliver the right levels of performance, durability, and security by design for absolute peace of mind.

End-to-end data security approach

Because video data is often highly critical and sensitive, every component of the video security infrastructure, including cameras, storage devices, network communication, Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and video management software needs to be addressed. That is why Bosch embraces an end-to-end approach to maximize data security and ensure the proper measures are in place for physical safety and cybersecurity.

A connected device is a more secure device

Increasing connectivity in the age of IoT yields many benefits and opportunities. However, managing and maintaining many devices, sometimes across multiple dispersed sites, is challenging and costly, especially if we want to keep systems up-to-date and secure. The weakest links are, in most cases, characterized by outdated software. Software and firmware need to be kept up to date to mitigate risks caused by vulnerabilities a hacker can exploit. That is why all Bosch IP cameras support remote device management services via the Bosch cloud. Remote device management is a combination of Bosch tools and services for secure, transparent, and cost-effective video asset management along the lifecycle of our products. System integrators can work remotely with customers to perform services such as changing configuration settings or installing firmware updates, ensuring systems meet the highest reliability standards.

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Remote device management services from Bosch

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System integrators can organize and monitor device status across sites to ensure they work correctly and securely when deployed. If there is an issue or a new firmware version is available, system integrators receive a notification. They can quickly troubleshoot the problem or deploy the firmware “over-the-air" to multiple devices simultaneously with one click. They can access a camera's web interface from the Remote Portal or log in to their Remote Portal account from the Configuration Manager to interact with the devices as if they were on site. With remote device management, system integrators can reduce installation and set-up time and minimize costly site visits and commutes, resulting in fewer road miles and CO2 emissions. Providing sustainable business practices that are economically viable, socially responsible, and environmentally friendly. In the future, remote device management will become essential to every security system's foundation for continued peace of mind.

Product security at Bosch Video Systems and Solutions

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All our AIoT products and software are secure by design. Essential to this pillar of trust is providing product security and protecting customers' privacy throughout the entire product life cycle. To achieve this, we established a global Product Security Team and made security an integral part of our processes. The Bosch Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is the central point of contact for external security researchers, partners, and customers to report security concerns related to the products of Bosch and its brands.

Product security throughout the life cycle

To provide secure and reliable products for our customers, we have established security and data protection as fundamental requirements of our products during the entire life cycle.

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Security with supplier
We have high-quality requirements for purchased products. To ensure the security of purchased products, modules, and components, we evaluate each supplier concerning product security as an integral part of our purchasing process.
Security engineering process
Security Engineering Process is a core part of our product development. Whenever we develop a new product, we conduct a comprehensive threat and risk analysis and create an individual security concept for the product and its integration into a complete solution. We ensure product security with comprehensive security and penetration testing during the design phase and before release. Any updates, patches, or upgrades will undergo the same rigorous tests and only be deployed once they have proven secure.
Vulnerability and incident management
Because requirements are constantly changing, 100% security is never guaranteed. Therefore, a structured vulnerability and incident management process is established to professionally manage potential product security vulnerabilities and incidents. Visit the Security Advisories webpage to get the latest information about identified security vulnerabilities and proposed solutions.

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IP video and data security guidebook

 

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