For us at Screenly, security a top priority. While digital signage is a great tool for your business, this tool must be protected against potential bad actors who may try to use your digital signage solution as a backdoor to your business data. Hackers can exploit vulnerabilities in digital signage software and digital signage hardware, so both components of your digital signage solution must be secure. If security is just an after though with your digital signage, your business is vulnerable. Check out some of the most noteworthy digital signage hacks.
For Screenly Pro, our commercial digital signage offering, we teamed up with Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu, to deliver the most secure digital signage solution possible. Using Ubuntu Core, a cutting-edge IoT operating system, we offer our customers Over-the-Air (OTA) security updates. These updates are automatic and blazingly fast so that your Screenly digital signs can be an easy set-and-forget solution. Security is, of course, a large topic. You can read more about the security of our digital player here, and you can even read about how we build disk images. If you really want to take a deep dive into security, you can read the security whitepaper on Ubuntu Core.
For Screenly OSE, our open source digital signage software, the user is responsible for securing their digital signage devices. We try to make the default configuration as secure as possible, but it is ultimately the end-users responsibility to ensure that the devices are patched and configured in a secure fashion. If you want Screenly to take care of your digital signage security, sign up for a Screenly Pro plan!