SSI Editorial Lauds Hikvision as Among 'The Most Proactive' In Cybersecurity

May 2, 2018

SSI Editorial Lauds Hikvision as Among 'The Most Proactive' In CybersecurityIn its April editorial entitled, “It’s Time for Manufacturers to Step Up Their Cybersecurity Game,” leading security publication Security Sales & Integration (SSI) singles out Hikvision as being among "the most proactive” manufacturers in the realm of cybersecurity. SSI editor- in-chief Scott Goldfine highlighted four recent Hikvision cybersecurity initiatives.

From the editorial:

As the Chinese video surveillance manufacturer has surged in North American market share so too have concerns and allegations about its cybersecurity. To the company’s credit it has responded by being among the industry’s most proactive in this realm. Here is a sample of recent headlines that it has generated:

Hikvision Tabs Ex-IBM Exec Security Architect as North American Cybersecurity Czar

Hikvision Introduces Dedicated Cybersecurity Hotline

Hikvision 2018 Cybersecurity Road Show Kicks Off in Southern California

Hikvision Opens Security Industry’s First Source Code Transparency Center

The editorial also quoted Chuck Davis, Hikvision North America’s cybersecurity director: “By opening our source code for review, we continue to demonstrate Hikvision’s commitment to product security and transparency.”

Asked about potential concerns of IP protection, Hikvision North America’s head of marketing, Alex Asnovich, said:  “A lot of discussion and planning went into deciding how to achieve a satisfactory level of transparency while still keeping control of our intellectual property.”

Click here to read the entire SSI article.

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