operating system security
Without physical access to the screen, hackers must find a virtual backdoor into the system. However, be sure not to leave these doors wide open for them. With simple yet effective measures in place, access to your OS will be very limited.
The goal of locking down the OS is to only run services the player will actually need. The removal of these services gives the would-be hackers less to attack and will encourage them to move onto an easier target.
This will also benefit the player other ways. Less running services increases performance and reduces unnecessary software maintenance.
HOW TO RESTRICT OPERATING SYSTEM ACCESS
- Only give necessary applications access to your OS.
- Be sure to disable all unnecessary network services and work with software that does not require open inbound ports.
- Install a firewall to block unwanted incoming traffic.
- Stay up to date with all security updates, even if non-security updates are disabled.
Your digital signage application is the heart of your player, managing playback and reporting. However, it adds another layer that must be secured. Data can be intercepted as it travels over the network and can be seen by possible hackers if not properly secured.
Even if physical access to your digital signage network is restricted and strong measures are in place to protect your OS from attacks, your network may still be at risk due to third party applications. Selecting partners that hold security to the highest standards is critical to your network operations strategy.