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Campus Safety Interviews Hikvision’s Director of Cybersecurity, Outlines Steps to Protect Physical Security Systems from Vulnerabilities

June 6, 2018

Campus Safety Interviews Hikvision’s Director of Cybersecurity, Outlines Steps to Protect Physical Security Systems from Vulnerabilities

In a follow-up to an interview published April 16, 2018 with Hikvision’s director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, Campus Safety magazine’s executive editor, Robin Hattersley-Gray conducted a second interview with Davis about ways to reduce the risk of cyberattacks on physical security systems.

Davis recommends that campus security technicians limit their physical security system’s vulnerability by ensuring firewalls and different network controls are in place, called “defense in-depth.” Davis adds that creating network segmentation is also valuable to prevent a system hack. For example, the human resources department doesn’t need access to finance department servers.

Changing default passwords to complex passwords is also critically important. “Defaults are really bad,” said Davis in the video. “Hackers love to focus on defaults because they realize a lot of people don’t change defaults, whether it’s default passwords or ports or different configurations. So, always make sure you’re changing those defaults."

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

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