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Report Finds Majority of Companies Don’t Believe They Are Ready for a Hack, Cyberattack or Security Breach

January 3, 2020

Hikvision HikWire blog article Ready for Data Breach

Hikvision on Security Breach Prevention

 

The Security Systems News article, “Are you and your company ready for a cyberattack or data breach?” covers results from cybersecurity provider, FireEye, and their “2019 Cyber Trendscape Report,” which found that the majority of companies do not believe they are ready for a hack, cyberattack or security breach.

FireEye surveyed more than 800 CISOs (chief information security officer) and senior executives across North America, Europe, and Asia.

From the report website: “The majority (51 percent) of organizations do not believe they are ready or would respond well to a cyberattack or breach event. Moreover, nearly 29 percent of organizations with cyberattack and breach response plans in place have not tested or updated them in the last 12 or more months.”

Additional survey findings included:

  • 76 percent of respondents intend to increase their 2020 cybersecurity budget.
  • U.S. participants in the study indicated a planned increase of 10 percent or more for cyber budgets in 2020.
  • Japan’s 2020 focus is detection capabilities.
  • The U.S. led in the transition to the cloud.

For more about security breach prevention, read this Hikvision article: “Security Magazine on the Changing Cyber Threat Landscape, Insider Threats Cause Security Breach

IMPORTANT! This model requires non-standard firmware. Do Not Install standard firmware (e.g. v.4.1.xx) on this model. Doing so will permanently damage your system. You must use custom firmware v.4.1.25 from the iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S product page.

View the most updated version of this document here:

https://techsupportca.freshdesk.com/en/support/solutions/articles/17000113531-i-series-nvr-firmware-upgrade-instructions

 

The I-series NVR (such as the DS-7716NI-I4) is one of Hikvision's most popular and feature-rich recorders. As such, many firmware revisions have been introduced over the years to continually ensure the product is compatible with the newest technology available. Due to the many revisions, we recommend that the user closely follows the instructions below in order to reduce the amount of time spent as well as the chance of failure.

 

Database Optimization and Repair

As more affordable IP cameras are introduced over time with greater video resolution and data sizes, more efficient database management also becomes necessary. The introduction of firmware v4.0 brought about a new database architecture in order to be futureproof.

 

After upgrading to v4.X, the recorder database will need to be converted and optimized. If you are experiencing issues where playback is expected but not found, make sure "Database Repair" is performed as indicated in the procedures and scenarios below.

 

Preparing the Upgrade

Before proceeding with upgrade, it is recommended that NVR configuration file is exported from the NVR over the network or on to a local USB drive.

 

Upgrading from v3.4.92 build 170518 or Older

  1. All recorders must reach v3.4.92 before proceeding further. Upgrading from versions before v3.4.92 directly to any version of v4.X will likely cause the recorder to fail.
  2. If the recorder is already at v3.4.92, a full factory default is highly recommended before upgrading to any version of v4.X. There is a high chance of unit failure (requiring RMA) if the unit is not defaulted before upgrade.
  3. After reaching v3.4.92 and performing a full factory default, an upgrade directly to v4.50.00 is acceptable.
  4. After the upgrade is completed and the recorder is reprogrammed, it may be beneficial to perform a Database Repair. For details, refer to the section "Database Optimization and Repair" above.
  5. To verify repair progress, you may refer to the HDD status, or search the recorder log for repair started and stopped entries. Note that while the HDD is repairing, new recordings are still being made, but some existing recordings may not be searchable until repair is complete.
  6. If you continue to observe playback issues after database repair, ensure there are no power, network, or motion detection issues. Should the problem persist, contact technical support.

 

Upgrading from Any v4.X Build to v4.50.00.

  1. Any v4.X build can be upgraded directly to v4.50.00.
  2. Export configuration is highly recommended before performing the upgrade.
  3. If upgrading from any v4.X version that was not v4.22.005, a Database Repair is recommended. Refer to Step 4 and onwards in the previous section.

 

Downgrading

Downgrading is not recommended. Due to new features and parameters constantly being added, downgrading may cause the NVR to factory default itself or require a manual default to operate properly.

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