There’s been a lot of news lately about cybersecurity, particularly where AV and digital signage are vulnerable to malware and ransomware. There’s a serious issue with UC provider Zoom’s software that makes it possible for an unwanted person to access another user’s web camera and turn it on. Draper’s electronic systems, including communcation and manufacturing, were down last week and are still limited due to a ransomware attack. Logitech also had a security issue. Paul Konikowski has a guest post today
explaining the issues and talking about the threats to our industry and our clients today, and Andrew Davis also writes about the “imminent disaster”
that is cybersecurity for the AV industry.
Dr. Fred Ampel also stands on his soapbox and rants a bit about standards in the industry, with his amusingly-titled column, Is It a Standard If Nobody Uses It?
I recently wrote and compiled a lengthy standards guideline document for advertising in digital signage (DOOH), so I feel his pain. (Read it here!
It’s totally free!) But I did appreciate the opportunity to use my favorite xkcd comic