Cybersecurity Response Center

Our customers' security and safety are a priority. We are committed to creating secure solutions from the ground up and have practices in place to help identify and mitigate risk. As technology evolves, our strategy is to follow industry and IT best practices so that we can proactively prepare for, or quickly respond to, new security challenges when they arise.

At Genetec, we are committed to developing resources and providing support to help you strengthen your cybersecurity practices.  On this page you can access our hardening guides, report a security vulnerability 24/7, and read our most recent cybersecurity updates and articles.

Click here to access our latest updates and alerts.

Report a security vulnerability

The Genetec cybersecurity Response Center investigates all reports of security vulnerabilities affecting Genetec products and services. If you are a security researcher, partner or end user and believe you have found a Genetec security vulnerability, we would like to work with you to have it investigated and remediated.

Please collect as much of the below information as possible and submit it to [email protected]. This information will help us to better understand the nature and scope of the possible issue.

  • Type of issue (buffer overflow, SQL injection, cross-site scripting, etc.)
  • Product and/or version, cloud service, or Genetec web url that contains the bug
  • Any special configuration required to reproduce the issue
  • Step-by-step instructions to reproduce the issue on a fresh install
  • Proof-of-concept or exploit code
  • Impact of the issue, including how an attacker could exploit the issue

You should receive a response within one business day. If for some reason you do not, please follow up with us to ensure we received your original message.

GTAC Crisis Response Center

24/7 CoverageThe GTAC Crisis Response Center is available 24 hours a day, and 7 days a week to offer you emergency support by email, phone, and even on site at your facility. We have engineers as well as partners specialized in rapid response to support you in situations such as catastrophic system failure or cyber-attack. To add the 24/7 support option to your system, please contact Inside Sales.

Emergency 24/7 support access

Our 24/7 coverage is automatically available to all systems enrolled in the Genetec Advantage program that have purchased this option. Call us at +1 514.856.7100 and have your Advantage contract number and Certification number ready or log into the Genetec Portal to submit a ticket.

If you are in an urgent situation and do not have Genetec Advantage we suggest reaching out to your integrator directly or filling out this form. We will respond to your request within the standard response SLA according to your system coverage.

Learn more about Genetec Lifecycle Management and our Genetec Advantage program.

Hardening Guides

Note: To access the following security document, you must be a Security Center user with the appropriate credentials to log into the Genetec Portal.  If you do not have access credentials, please contact [email protected].

Download Hardening Guides
Omnicast 4.x - Download
Security Center 5.4 - Download
Security Center 5.5 - Download
Security Center 5.6 - Download
Security Center 5.7 - Download

Security bulletins & educational articles

Critical security vulnerability for multiple ONVIF-based devices

2017-07-21 | Advisory

A critical security vulnerability has been discovered for multiple ONVIF-based devices that allow attackers to gain root access to those devices without proper authentication.

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Update: WannaCry Ransomware attack

2017-05-18 | Advisory

We understand that our customers and users may still be struggling with the affects of WannaCry or may be seeking additional information. We are continuing to update our advisory page on the subject with both relevant articles that will help you understand the risks at hand, as well as details related to updates required to help further protect Genetec hardware.

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Notice for Genetec Windows-based Appliances: WannaCry Ransomware Attack

2017-05-15 | Advisory

Microsoft has announced that many users of Windows-based systems might be affected by the malicious WannaCry software. Genetec Security Center software is not affected but we do urge our hardware users to apply relevant Microsoft patches and to review our hardening guides.

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A Guide to Hardening Your Omnicast 4.x System

2017-02-20 | Blog

Security is what we do; and while we are technology innovators first, a big part of our job is ensuring our customers have the tools, resources, and knowledge to get the most out of our security solutions.

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Security vulnerabilities for Sony IP cameras

2016-12-07 | Advisory

Security vulnerabilities have been discovered for Sony IPELA Engine IP cameras that allow attackers to execute code remotely using hardcoded credentials.

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Critical security vulnerability for Siemens-branded IP-based CCTV cameras

2016-12-05 | Advisory

A critical security vulnerability has been discovered for Siemens-branded IP-based CCTV cameras that allow remote attackers to obtain administrative credentials from the integrated web server.

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Are Your Cameras Secured?

2016-08-30 | Blog

People, businesses and communities rely on cameras to increase safety and deter threats, but many would be surprised to learn that these network-connected cameras could be leaving them exposed to vulnerabilities.

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What We Know About the Security of Our Security

2016-08-23 | Blog

As we’ve seen in our blog series on the subject, the security of security systems (access control, video, and so on) is a major concern for organizations of every size.

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A Closer Look at Authorization

2016-07-26 | Blog

When Apple and the FBI squared off this year over the unlocking of a smart phone, ordinary citizens became aware of an issue that those of us in the security industry have been dealing with for a long time. Namely, they began thinking about the balance between security and privacy.

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Critical security vulnerability for Axis products

2016-07-18 | Advisory

A critical security vulnerability has been discovered for Axis Communication Inc. products that allow attackers to gain root access without proper authentication.

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