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A Campus Safety Interview with Hikvision’s Director of Cybersecurity: Cybersecurity Threats and Protecting IoT Devices

April 23, 2018

Hikvision Chuck Davis Cybersecurity video

Campus Safety magazine’s executive editor, Robin Hattersley-Gray, sat down with Hikvision’s director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, in an exclusive interview to discuss how physical security practitioners can reduce vulnerabilities in systems connected to the Internet.

“Video surveillance systems, just like all systems that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT), are actually computers. So we tend to forget that all of these devices that we’re connecting to our IP networks, [which are]  ... adding all this great functionality to allow us to remotely monitor or control them, are actually computers. They have operating systems and they will have vulnerabilities. And so if we don’t take our proper due diligence and protect those things and really apply cybersecurity best practices, we put them at risk of being attacked, and [that] could be the way that a campus or an organization is attacked through the Internet,” said Davis in the video.

Hattersley-Gray asked Davis several cybersecurity questions, including about the vulnerability of systems such as lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

To watch the video and read the transcript, visit Campus Safety online here.

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