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Tackling the challenge of the growing cybersecurity gap
Tackling the challenge of the growing cybersecurity gap

The SolarWinds cyberattack of 2020 was cited by security experts as “one of the potentially largest penetrations of Western governments” since the Cold War. This attack put cybersecurity front and centre on people’s minds again. Hacking communication protocol The attack targeted the US government and reportedly compromised the treasury and commerce departments and Homeland Security. What’s interesting about the SolarWinds attack is that it was caused by the exploitation of a hacker who injected a backdoor communications protocol.  This means that months ahead of the attack, hackers broke into SolarWinds systems and added malicious code into the company’s software development system. Later on, updates being pushed out included the malicious code, creating a backdoor communication for the hackers to use. Once a body is hacked, access can be gained to many. An explosion of network devices What has made the threat of cyberattacks much more prominent these days has been IT's growth in the last 20 years, notably cheaper and cheaper IoT devices. This has led to an explosion of network devices. IT spending has never really matched the pace of hardware and software growth Compounding this issue is that IT spending has never really matched the pace of hardware and software growth. Inevitably, leading to vulnerabilities, limited IT resources, and an increase in IoT devices get more attention from would-be hackers. Bridging the cybersecurity gap In the author’s view, this is the main reason why the cybersecurity gap is growing. This is because it inevitably boils down to counter-strike versus counter-strike. IT teams plug holes, and hackers find new ones, that is never going to stop. The companies must continue fighting cyber threats by developing new ways of protecting through in-house testing, security best practice sources, and both market and customer leads. End-user awareness One of the key battlegrounds here is the education of end-users. This is an area where the battle is being won at present, in the author’s opinion. End-users awareness of cybersecurity is increasing. It is crucial to educate end-users on what IoT devices are available, how they are configured, how to enable it effectively, and critically, how to use it correctly and safely. Physical security network Monitor™ is a software platform that provides a top-down view of the physical security network and ecosystem A valuable product that tackles cybersecurity is, of course, Razberi Monitor™, which is new to ComNet’s portfolio. Monitor™ is a software platform that provides a top-down view of the physical security network and ecosystem. It monitors and manages all the system components for cybersecurity and system health, providing secure visibility into the availability, performance, and cyber posture of servers, storage, cameras, and networked security devices. Proactive maintenance By intelligently utilising system properties and sensor data, Razberi’s award-winning cybersecurity software prevents problems while providing a centralised location for asset and alert management. Monitor™ enables proactive maintenance by offering problem resolutions before they become more significant problems. Identifying issues before they fail and become an outage is key to system availability and, moreover, is a considerable cost saving.

Q&A: Bosch Video Systems & Solutions' Michael Seiter and Magnus Ekerot on smart technology, "AIot", and plans for 2021
Q&A: Bosch Video Systems & Solutions' Michael Seiter and Magnus Ekerot on smart technology, "AIot", and plans for 2021

Q: Mr. Seiter, Mr. Ekerot, you both joined Bosch Building Technologies’ business unit Video Systems & Solutions as Senior Vice Presidents in March 2020, when the Coronavirus pandemic was just beginning. How did your business unit get through 2020? Magnus Ekerot: The crisis was also felt at Bosch. At the same time, demand has risen for solutions that keep businesses open and protect people's health. We offer corresponding video solutions that can make a significant contribution to containing the pandemic.  Michael Seiter: Overall, we managed the past year well despite the challenges and have been growing again since the third quarter compared to 2019. We see good opportunities for further growth in 2021. Q: Has the Corona crisis again accelerated the development of smart technologies in the security technology market, and does the security market in contrast to most industries benefit from the crisis more than it suffers? Michael Seiter: The Corona crisis has definitely demonstrated that the future lies in data-driven solutions. Thanks to our product development strategy already being based on this, we at Bosch were very quickly able to develop new products for the ‘New Normal’ and to expand existing products accordingly. To give one or two examples: in cooperation with Philips, we very quickly developed a people counting solution for retail operations – smart Philips displays in conjunction with smart cameras from Bosch that provide protection for staff and customers. The In-Store Analytics software solution was also implemented with additional features. Shop owners can now make decisions based on customer movement data such as “Where do we position products to avoid queues or crowds?” HTD involves a touch-free monitoring system to accurately and speedily identify people with heightened skin temperature  The latest highlight is the Bosch Human Skin Temperature Detection solution, in short HTD. This involves a touch-free monitoring system to accurately and speedily identify people with heightened skin temperature at control points in offices, factory floors, or airports. The benefits of previously existing solutions on the market are sometimes called into question. Competitors are often unable to deliver what they promise because, for example, the measured temperature of the skin does not correspond to the core temperature of the person, or fluctuates, due to environmental influences. Therefore, we developed a software-based solution that, in compliance with GDPR, first allows people with potentially elevated body temperatures to be filtered out, and in a second step, allows medical personnel to perform a more targeted fever measurement. Q: You see a lot of potential for the video security industry in new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things. What specific opportunities do you mean, and how are you leveraging these technologies at Bosch Building Technologies? Michael Seiter: Bosch has committed itself fully to an “AIoT” – AI meets IoT – strategy. The development of AI algorithms and software, in general, is at Bosch significantly driven in the security space.  By AIoT, we specifically mean the networking of physical products and the deployment of artificial intelligence. With AI we aim to enable clients to understand events at an ever-deeper level and predict them in the future – the keyword being predictive – so that they can act proactively. This is particularly important for health and safety. An example is the Intelligent Insights solution where the user can anticipate potentially dangerous situations, for instance in maintaining social distance and a maximum number of people numbers in any one area. Q: From your point of view do you have an advantage over other suppliers when it comes to AI-based products in the video arena? Michael Seiter: The analysis and utilisation of video data have long been front and centre with us. Since 2016 we’ve been following the strategy of offering AI applications in the form of integrated intelligent video analytics as a standard in our network cameras. Data such as colour, object size, object speed, and direction are all measured. Simply put, you can say this is seeing and understanding – which is the principle behind smart security cameras. Today it’s much more a question of intelligent, data-based solutions than collecting high-quality pictures and storing them for the record. Bosch has been investing heavily in AI for years, from which we can benefit greatly in our area. In the first quarter, for example, we will launch a vehicle detector based on deep learning that is already running on our cameras. This will create significant added value for our customers in the area of intelligent traffic control. Q: Mr. Ekerot, what advantages do customers have in AI-based video security from Bosch? Magnus Ekerot: A key advantage is strong customer focus with tailored solutions that are at the same time modular and scalable through new AI algorithms A key advantage is our strong customer focus with tailored solutions that are at the same time modular and scalable through new AI algorithms. Take the example of Camera Trainer, a machine learning software that can be directly uploaded to Bosch network cameras. The camera is thus trained up on recognising objects and situations – tailored to the specific needs of our customers. If the camera detects the defined scenario, it performs a predefined action in real-time – for example, a count or an alarm. The latest example is our new camera platform Inteox. As a completely open camera platform, Inteox combines Bosch's intelligent video analytics with an open operating system. This allows programmers to develop specific software applications - or apps - for various application purposes. These can then be loaded onto cameras – the same principle as an app store for smartphones. To sum up, Bosch AI applications support customer-specific needs related to data analysis while enabling totally new applications within and beyond the video security market. Q: Can you name a specific current project where Bosch has deployed an AI-based solution? Magnus Ekerot: A current ground-breaking project using our smart cameras is being implemented as a pilot in the USA. Smart Ohio enables users to configure more intelligent traffic flows and thus ensure mobility, safety, and the efficient use of roads today and tomorrow. The new vehicle detector mentioned by Mr. Seiter also plays a central role here. Our overall goal is to provide connected smart sensor solutions for public and private transportation agencies to enable them to operate their roads safely and efficiently. The Intelligent Insights can anticipate potentially dangerous situations, for instance in maintaining social distance and a maximum number of people numbers in any one area Q: Mr. Seiter, you have been involved with the topic of mobility for some time. What experience from your previous job in the automotive business of Bosch might help you when it comes to further develop the video portfolio of Bosch Building Technologies? Michael Seiter: There's a lot to tell. First of all, the development of core algorithms for video-based solutions, whether for autonomous driving, for vehicle interior monitoring, or for our Bosch Building Technologies video systems, all come together at Bosch's Hildesheim location. This gives us considerable synergies and allows us to bring R&D results to market faster and more flexibly. Essentially, assisted driving systems use AI algorithms that process ever-increasing volumes of video data. Attempts are being made to imitate the human being and enable the vehicle to understand better the surrounding environment with its ‘eyes’. This predictive capability is especially critical with autonomous driving. For example, key questions include: “How should the car respond and what could potentially happen next?” “What kind of environment does it find itself in?” etc. There are many activities in this area at Bosch that in my new role in security we can also strongly benefit from. I am now bringing a lot of this experience and existing R&D achievements to Bosch Video Systems & Solutions, which also results in further synergies with our mobility division: At Stuttgart Airport, autonomous driving is already being implemented together with Mercedes-Benz and the parking garage operator Apcoa as part of the "Automated Valet Parking" project, or AVP for short, in which intelligent video systems from Bosch Building Technologies are making a significant contribution. Mr. Ekerot, you have a lot of experience in the video security area. Where do you position Bosch Building Technologies now in this market and what specific goals are you pursuing? Magnus Ekerot: Our clients are looking for reliable partners and products. We are a strong brand; you can rely on Bosch products. Bosch is a thought leader in video and a pioneer in AI applications in this field since 2016. Data security is everything to us: Our products conform to the EU’s GDPR regulations. Beyond that, we have an extensive camera portfolio that complies with the US National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for video security devices. This enables our portfolio to be deployed for example within US government buildings. We are planning to conclude more software maintenance agreements with our clients in 2021. These deliver investment and future security for our customers and include for example a ‘patch guarantee’ along with regular updates with new functionalities. This is the first step in a comprehensive plan to access new revenue channels for us and our partners delivering the best technology and excellent service to the end-user! Overall, many new products will be launched this year and this trend will intensify. Our goal is to establish new product families that follow a simple principle: “The development and delivery of disruptive, predictive video solutions that every user can trust because of the underlying sustainable forward-thinking mindset.” It’s been much discussed of late that Bosch is one of the very first companies globally that operates on a CO2-neutral basis. How does sustainability impact your business? Magnus Ekerot: IoT solutions are actually sustainable and contribute to environmental protection Our IoT solutions are actually sustainable and contribute to environmental protection. For example, our cameras are sustainable in that they remain up-to-date through software updates and needn’t be constantly exchanged for new ones. Our systems demonstrate sustainability also operationally as they can be managed remotely. System integrators don’t need to be physically present, thus avoiding unnecessary travel with its accompanying emissions. All in all, Bosch Building Technologies develops ways to accompany and support our clients in reaching their climate goals via new technologies. This can be done, for example, through improved energy efficiency, the total cost of ownership models, organising and simplifying the supply chain, and helping our customers meet their social responsibilities. The Power of Bosch helps us here to leverage company-wide research to be two steps ahead, a shade faster, when it comes to new technologies and initiatives that our and future generations will benefit from. I should also say that I am personally very proud to work for a company that set an ambitious climate goal for itself and achieved it! Can you already share a preview of your technology innovations in 2021? Michael Seiter: We see great market potential for our cameras that use artificial intelligence and can be updated flexibly throughout their lifecycles. I have already mentioned the deep learning-based vehicle detector in our cameras. More such solutions – also for other applications where object and person recognition are important – will follow in the course of the year. And the best part is: with AI, the more data we collect and the more intelligently we use it, the better the solutions become and the more added value they bring to the customer. This will revolutionise our industry! Another example is our cloud-based solutions, for example for alarm monitoring. Here, we can now also integrate third-party cameras and, building on this, offer and jointly develop our intelligent software-based solutions. This gives our customers more opportunities to take advantage of the opportunities created by AI. The trend towards integration of the various security technologies seems to be driven mostly by the rapid progress in software development. Does this affect full-range suppliers such as Bosch and what specific plans for fully integrated security solutions do you have for the future? Michael Seiter: Naturally, this suits us as a full-scope supplier. Bosch solutions are deployed in many cross-domain client projects. We have experts for the different domains under one roof and a strong brand with the same quality promise for all areas. Nevertheless, it is always also about specific domain excellence. Only when you master all different areas and have profound and proven expertise in each of them you can succeed in integrated cross-domain projects. The respective business units craft their future strategies and innovation roadmaps with this in mind – as we do in the field of Video Systems & Solutions. Our business unit offers fully integrated Bosch video solutions that can be extended and operated on open systems. This is why we drive open platforms such as Inteox, to offer customers from a wide range of industries the right solutions. Our Bosch Integration Partner Program that we launched in 2012 is also heading in this direction – every product can be integrated into multiple other systems and VMS solutions. In summary: At Bosch, we are both a one-stop-shop, but also an open-system, meaning we offer customers maximum flexibility in their choice of products and services.

Surveillance in 2017: 360-degree cameras  a primary device for total situational awareness
Surveillance in 2017: 360-degree cameras a primary device for total situational awareness

The physical security market continues to experience growth as users look to capitalise on the promises of emerging technologies and because of this, 2017 proved to be a great year for Oncam. In fact, this year was the best year in Oncam's history in terms of sales, as 360-degree fisheye cameras have gone from being a “specialty” camera used only in certain applications to a primary device for enabling total situational awareness. Today, many of our customers leverage 360-degree cameras exclusively to provide extensive coverage inside a facility or in a large outdoor area, with traditional narrow field-of-view cameras used only at “choke” points. Increase in cybersecurity threats and breaches At the end of 2016, we predicted a major trend this year would be an increase in cybersecurity concerns for users of physical security systems, and we were right. An increase in cybersecurity threats and breaches have put organisations on watch. Based on this and the adoption of more IT-centric infrastructure and protocols, there is significant collaboration between IT and physical security, and true “convergence” is finally starting to happen. The adoption of video analytics also continued to increase this year, as most video surveillance projects involved the use of some form of analytics and data analysis. Demand for safeguards As we move into 2018, the trends of 2017 will roll over, and cybersecurity will continue to be a major issue. Suppliers of hardware and software will put an even greater emphasis being cyber secure and end users will increasingly demand safeguards. Additionally, the deployment and use of advanced analytics based on newer artificial intelligence-based technologies will continue to increase. It will be the technology providers that find ways to allow users to capture additional value from the information collected by security systems that will accelerate growth. Oncam made significant investments in new products that leverage analytics and cloud technologies. In 2018, we will continue to invest in the development of new products, with a focus on solutions for particular applications across industry segments. Beyond our technology advancements, we've invested significantly in boosting our sales force in the Americas and adding industry experts to ensure sustained customer and partner success with our solutions. From our vantage point, Oncam is well positioned to capitalise on opportunities for growth in the coming year.

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Dahua provides Intelligent Residential Solution to improves the overall efficiency of property management
Dahua provides Intelligent Residential Solution to improves the overall efficiency of property management

The rapid development of IoT, AI and mobile technology is greatly changing the work and lifestyle. As these technologies are increasingly applied to commercial and residential buildings, smart living is no longer a fantasy. However, traditional residential solutions are usually operated by multiple independent systems, resulting in time-consuming management and unpleasant living experience. As a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, Dahua Technology is actively promoting the industry’s further development through intelligent residential solutions based on continuous exploration and in-depth understanding of customer needs. Achieving smart security Focusing on the core concept of ‘technological innovation leads smart living’, the Dahua Intelligent Residential Solution aims to achieve smart security, smart living and smart property management by utilising a combination of cutting-edge technologies. While taking living experience to a brand new level, it creates a win-win situation for residents, property management companies and real estate developers. The Dahua Intelligent Residential Solution incorporates the company’s cutting-edge AI offerings The Dahua Intelligent Residential Solution incorporates the company’s cutting-edge AI offerings, panoramic camera, fish-eye camera and other advanced equipment to provide targeted security monitoring for different scenes in residential areas. For perimeter areas that are vulnerable to intrusions and threats, AI perimeter camera that features target classification and precise alarm functions can accurately detect unauthorised people and vehicles entering into restricted areas. Combined with active deterrence function, it can effectively prevent incidents from happening. Multi-layer protection For vandalism and illegal activities in public areas, cameras equipped with AI functions support a variety of intelligent detections with real-time alarms that can assist property managers in quickly locating hidden dangers and abnormal incidents such as fire exit blockage, high-altitude throwing, illegal parking, etc. While providing multi-layer protection, the AI-powered solution can significantly improve management efficiency and promote a harmonious and orderly living environment. In order to create a better user experience, the solution integrates a myriad of recognition technologies such as facial recognition, ANPR, QR code recognition, fingerprint recognition etc., achieving touchless and efficient access control for both people and vehicles. It allows property owners to freely enter the lobby, parking lot and public facilities through flexible options in case they forgot to bring their key or access card. Additionally, it improves the security of areas where privacy is required. Increasing traffic efficiency Visitors can make appointment via the mobile app and scan the QR code shared by the owner For instance, only owners and authorised visitors are allowed to enter the elevator and go to their desired floors. At the same time, visitors can make appointment via the mobile app and scan the QR code shared by the owner to enter the lobby and parking lot instead of waiting for on-site registration, greatly increasing traffic efficiency in the area. Moreover, the mobile app also supports visual communication, call transfer, real-time alarm, video monitoring, remote door opening, etc. Anywhere and anytime, owners are able to make video conversations with guests, or call security personnel for help, enjoying smart living with peace of mind. The Dahua video intercom system provides an interconnected platform for property managers to simplify operations and improve management efficiency. Optimising property service In particular, it enables online management of multiple systems and one-click information publishing to optimise property services. Thanks to the early warning brought by remote AI monitoring, security personnel can respond to emergency situations in a timely manner without spending a lot of manpower and time, eliminating the need to review the massive amount of videos during post-event investigation. This solution supports centralised and unified management of multiple communities Also, a licence plate recognition camera integrated with video intercom deployed at the parking entrance requires no separate guard box. It assists remote and visual management of properties and improves the services and facilities offered in the residential community. What’s more, this solution supports centralised and unified management of multiple communities, which greatly reduces labour costs and manpower. Offering easy installation To sum it up, the Dahua Intelligent Residential Solution improves the overall efficiency of property management, brings a high-quality living experience to residents, improves satisfaction of property owners, and empowers real estate developers with more business value and high-tech concept. For system integrators, this powerful solution with all-in-one design offers easy installation and simple deployment, allowing them to speed up their project completion. On May 19, 2021, the Dahua Intelligent Residential Solution will be officially launched through an online conference.

Dahua Technology announces their WizMind series to provide flexible AI solutions for a wide range of industries
Dahua Technology announces their WizMind series to provide flexible AI solutions for a wide range of industries

Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, recently releases its upgraded WizMind series, offering a comprehensive project-oriented product portfolio and flexible AI solutions for a wide range of industries. Inheriting the company’s high-end AI solutions that focus on human, vehicle, object and thermal technology, the upgraded WizMind series boasts topnotch AI algorithms with expanded functions including human/vehicle video metadata, face recognition, privacy protection, wide area security, illegal parking detection, parking space management, object monitoring, etc., empowering vertical markets with enhanced AI experience. Basic AI functions Adopting the latest AI chip and algorithms, the upgraded WizMind based on human applications integrates more advanced AI performance, including privacy protection 2.0, face recognition 2.0, human video metadata 2.0, wide area security 2.0, people counting, stereo analysis, etc. The upgraded WizMind based on human applications integrates more advanced AI performance While providing early warning, precise target search, and other basic AI functions to achieve timely responses to incidents, it also supports intelligent analysis of customer flow, crowd density, target direction and other metadata to assist in business optimisation and decision-making. Based on passerby database, face recognition 2.0 eliminates duplicated count of people appearing frequently in the scene within a certain time frame, driving more accurate customer traffic and frequency statistics for further business analysis. Real-time notifications At the same time, it allows users to set up real-time notifications for VIPs or frequently appearing people in the scene to remind administrators to take corresponding measures. In addition, human video metadata 2.0 is now equipped with PPE detection and alarm to improve employee safety at construction sites and factories. In order to strengthen user privacy protection, Privacy Protection 2.0 offers additional occlusion options (irregular polygons, mosaics, and coloured blocks) and supports code exporting based on specified targets, ensuring privacy safety of people and places. The updated WizMind applications based on vehicles integrates ANPR, parking space management, vehicle metadata 2.0 and illegal parking detection technology to serve multiple vehicle-based scenes, including gas stations, building entrances and exits, parking lots, city roads, etc. Deep learning algorithm With combined ANPR technology and vehicle video metadata 2.0, users can capture violations Powered by deep learning algorithm, the Dahua parking space management technology can accurately detect and display parking status and number of available parking spaces to guide drivers, avoiding traffic congestion and improving parking experience. The updated illegal parking detection system supports overlaying a variety of information on the vehicle’s snapshot including licence plate number, time and location, as well as other violation information, providing more complete evidence for investigation. Moreover, a dual-PTZ system has the ability to cover a wider area and can even capture detailed images of vehicles under occlusion. With combined ANPR technology and vehicle video metadata 2.0, users can capture violations, track illegal vehicles as well as collect statistics for business analysis. Object monitoring technology As a brand new feature of the upgraded WizMind, the Dahua object monitoring technology utilises deep learning algorithms to focus on object detection of up to six kinds of objects, including bags, boxes and other custom objects. It can effectively filter out false alarms caused by interference of light It can effectively filter out false alarms caused by interference of light, animals, leaves and other irrelevant objects, so as to provide customers with accurate alarm information. Through the linkage alarm connected to the administrator, it can help passengers find their lost baggage and missing item in time, or detect a blockage at the fire exit, thus significantly reducing property loss and increasing safety level. Thermal imaging technology Dahua thermal imaging technology adopts thermal imaging sensor in combination with excellent image processing algorithm to deliver 24/7 long-range surveillance performance. Loaded with the company’s advanced AI capabilities, the Dahua thermal camera can accurately identify vehicles up to 20 km away and human targets up to 8 km away. While offering high-contrast images, its AI-enabled intelligent analysis functions can effectively detect abnormal behaviours, achieve highly accurate alarms, and enhance the overall operating efficiency of security systems. In addition, the outstanding hardware performance of the camera allows the device to withstand various conditions in a wide-range of application scenarios, making it an ideal choice for the perimeter protection of airports and borders, overheating detection of critical infrastructure, forest fire prevention, sea surface vessel detection, etc. Alarm monitoring software The Dahua DHOP allows third-party access to WizMind IPC and thermal cameras Embracing openness and collaboration, Dahua WizMind is fully compatible with main video management systems, PSIM, and a variety of alarm monitoring software. Together with Milestone, Qognify, Network Optix, Luxriot and other platforms, it delivers advanced features including face recognition, people counting, perimeter protection, and heat map. What’s more, the Dahua DHOP allows third-party access to WizMind IPC and thermal cameras, enabling customisation of camera functions based on customer needs. Dahua Technology also provides sufficient API, allowing integration with various systems of its technology partners. Protecting personal privacy With the aforementioned technical highlights, the upgraded WizMind series brings accurate, reliable and comprehensive AI-powered smart solutions to a variety of vertical industries, including traffic management, building, retail, energy, etc. For users with project needs in these industries, they can enjoy the convenience brought by advanced AI functions and benefit from the high-end customised solutions. In order to meet applicable legal requirements and protect personal privacy, they hereby suggest to choose a suitable solution according to actual needs as well as meet local legal requirements.

Dahua Technology invests in cybersecurity and network security
Dahua Technology invests in cybersecurity and network security

In the AIoT era, the world is getting smarter. Everything is going to have an online “ID” and then connected into a vast net of IoT devices, like a laptop computer, a mobile phone, a connected thermostat, or a network security camera. Cybersecurity in the AIoT era According to a Markets and Markets report, IoT is extensively used by smart cars to smart manufacturing and connected homes and building automation solutions. However, currently, there are no unified global technical standards for IoT, especially in terms of communications. This results in inefficient data management and reduced interoperability mechanism and ultimately may cause reduced security in the IoT network. The global Internet of Things (IoT) security market size is expected to grow from USD 12.5 billion in 2020 to USD 36.6 billion by 2025, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 23.9%. Importance of cybersecurity Various vertical industries store unprecedented amounts of data on devices like IP cameras and NVRs Dahua Technology, a video-centric smart IoT solution and service provider, believes cybersecurity is of vital strategic importance in the age of AIoT. In various vertical industries, such as traffic, banking & finance, hospital, and critical infrastructure, organisations collect, process, and store unprecedented amounts of data on devices like IP cameras and NVRs. A significant portion of that data can be sensitive or private information, which can be prone to cyber-attacks and the situation, is getting worse because there are more devices than people. As a security solution provider, Dahua Technology continuously invests in cybersecurity and actively copes with network security issues. Continuous investment & active coping Committed to becoming a leader in cybersecurity and privacy protection in the global security industry, Dahua Technology has been developing and exploiting cybersecurity for nearly 10 years. The company keeps investing about 10% of its annual sales revenue in R&D every year, including cybersecurity. In addition, the company put together a professional team of nearly 100 personnel to focus on cybersecurity issues. With rich experience and sufficient resources, Dahua Technology promises to be positive, open, cooperative, and responsible when it comes to cybersecurity. Dahua Technology cybersecurity approach 1. Organisational structure In order to achieve better efficiency and effectiveness, Dahua Technology operates a comprehensive system to cope with all cybersecurity-related issues. The system, led by the cybersecurity committee, also contains a cybersecurity & data protection compliance group, cybersecurity institute, and product security incident response team (PSIRT). The cybersecurity committee, above all departments or teams, can call resources from the whole company, from the R&D centre to the legal department, supply chain, overseas business department, etc. when necessary. Cybersecurity Institute is in charge of building the sSDLC process and implementing the process to all Dahua product series, making sure that all Dahua products are strong against cyberattacks. 2. Security development lifecycle Dahua adopts a bunch of professional sSDLC (Security Development Lifecycle) security software to improve product security Dahua Technology adopts a bunch of professional sSDLC (Security Development Lifecycle) security software to improve product security. During the security design phase, STRIDE + Attack Tree + PIA is adapted to improve threat modeling. During the security realisation phase, OWASP top 10 and over 150 CWEs are used to achieve static code analysis. During the security test phase, over 20 tools within 7 fields are applied to realise the multiple security testing. CompTIA PenTest+/Security+ are used to carry out professional penetration testing, while compliance ISO 30111&290147 and MITRE org CAN are followed during vulnerability management after the products are sold. 3. Emergency response system Cooperation with professionals from across the globe is a great way to improve vulnerability detection. Therefore, Dahua Cybersecurity Center (DHCC) is established to solve cybersecurity issues with security vulnerability reporting, announcement/notice, and cybersecurity knowledge sharing with our global customer base in order to provide them with more robust and secure products/solutions. Product Security Incident Response Team (PSIRT) is an integral part of DHCC. Composed of professionals ranging from marketing, supply chain, service, and legal representatives, PSIRT is responsible for receiving, processing, and disclosing Dahua product and solution-related security vulnerabilities. Team members are on duty 7 days a week and guarantee to respond to an emergency within 48 hours. End-user, partner, supplier, government agency, industry association, and independent researchers are encouraged to report potential risk or vulnerability to PSIRT by email. 4. Personal data & privacy protection Dahua Technology also attaches great importance to personal data & privacy protection. Complying with applicable laws and regulations such as EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, EDPB’s Guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor in the GDPR, ETSI EN 303645’s Cyber Security for Consumer Internet of Things: Baseline Requirements as well as US’s California Consumer Privacy Act, the company established the Personal Data & Privacy Protection Standard. The standard stipulates that privacy protection methods such as de-identification, data encryption, and systematic access control, privacy-friendly setting are fully adapted to the complete data life cycle all the way from the collection, transmitting, storage to sharing, copying, and deleting. In addition, working with world-renowned third-party institutions, Dahua Technology has received Protected Privacy IoT Product Certification and ETSI Certification from TÜV Rheinland, as well as ISO 27018 Certification and ISO 27701 Certification from BSI, which help demonstrating its capability in managing personal information and compliance with privacy regulations around the world. 5. Continuously iterating security baseline The security baseline built a security element layout of "AAA+CIA+P", a systematic protection framework Centered on the core principles of Security by Design and Security by Default, the Dahua security baseline initiative taps into product safety technology to provide users with adequate safety guarantees. Based on and practicing the security and privacy design principles, the security baseline builds a security element layout of "AAA+CIA+P", forming a systematic protection framework covering physical security, system security, application security, data security, network security, and privacy protection. 7 versions of baseline and 100+ principles have been developed to adapt Authentication, Authorisation, Audit, Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, and Privacy protection deeply into the product quality assurance system, making sure that all Dahua products enjoy the factory default security. 6. Product security centre In order to help users clearly understand the security status and capabilities of the device, the product security centre will assist users to conveniently and quickly set up the right security configuration to suit the scenarios. General security capabilities include privacy protection (face occlusion, information hiding, etc.), video encryption, security alarm, trusted protection, CA certification management, key management service, attack defense, and so on. 7. Cybersecurity ecosystem Adhering to openness and cooperation, Dahua Technology keeps cooperating with international authoritative security institutions to jointly build a secure ecosystem. By rich & in-depth communicating and cooperation with institutions like TÜV Rheinland, BSI, DNV·GL, Intertek EWA-Canada, and bright sight security lab, the company stays advanced its security capabilities and systems. In a widely networked world of IoT, cybersecurity challenges are pretty much a universal sore spot for companies globally. Dahua Technology, in the business of keeping people safe, takes cybersecurity seriously from head to toe. With a mindset that emphasises cybersecurity and all the resources that it can allocate to establish, carry out and strengthen the cybersecurity approach, Dahua Technology plans to stay positive, open, responsible and improving for the matter of cybersecurity.

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