Hikvision, the worldwide supplier of innovative video surveillance products and solutions, announces a partnership with Brightsight, the number one security lab in the world, to work together in combatting cybersecurity issues and securing against attacks. Brightsight will be Hikvision’s lab of choice for security evaluations of their product range. In 2017, the technology research firm Gartner predicted that more than 20 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be deployed by 2020. Furthermore, Gartner predicts that by 2020, 95 percent of new product designs will contain IoT connectivity. As an active player in IoT, Hikvision will be able to keep on top of the developing trends through its strong relationship with Brightsight. Strengthening cybersecurity of products “Hikvision takes cybersecurity concerns with the utmost seriousness and takes action every day to ensure that our products are not only innovative, but they meet the highest standards of cybersecurity best practices,” says Dr Bin Wang, Chief Officer of Hikvision’s Network Information Security Laboratory and Network Security Department. “Brightsight is a well-known cybersecurity lab globally, and our partnership will help us to strengthen the cybersecurity of all of our products.” “Our partnership with Hikvision shows our commitment to securing cybersecurity products globally. Hikvision’s commitment to securing their products and looking for Common Criteria accreditation is one of the first important steps in the industry of IoT devices,” says Ernst Bovelander, Chief Business Officer at Brightsight. “We are proud to be the security lab for Hikvision and are looking forward to a long partnership.”
Hikvision, an IoT solutions provider with video as its core technology, has announced the release of a cybersecurity white paper designed to be an educational resource for the security industry. Hikvision believes it is crucial for industry leaders to work together to understand cybersecurity risks and to take measures to meet those challenges for the IoT industry. Data and asset security “The surveillance industry originally relied on analogue technology which operated on private networks. In those days, the industry focused on product cost, performance, and ease of use. As the industry has transformed from analogue and isolated to digital and networked, we have seen the benefits that the digital and networking revolution brings to the surveillance industry. However, we have also witnessed the spread of various types of malicious cybersecurity attacks from the Internet to the surveillance industry,” said Bin Wang, Chief Officer at Hikvision Network and Information Security Laboratory and Network Security Department. The Hikvision cybersecurity white paper outlines current security threats for the Internet of Things, and for network and information security in the surveillance industry. It explores the product security lifecycle and product security research to protect user data in comprehensive ways, and safeguard assets from common cyber threats.Cybersecurity challenges will always be around, so we must remain vigilant and keep working on improving product security" Cybersecurity management best practices Hikvision is committed to supporting and adhering to internationally recognised cybersecurity standards and best practices. Hikvision actively supports industry research efforts to increase network defence capabilities. It is dedicated to using and improving open and transparent methods so that customers and users can assess Hikvision’s cybersecurity capabilities. “Cybersecurity is not only the responsibility of product manufacturers. Everyone who participates throughout a project’s lifecycle, including users, system integrators, operators, system designers, and other service providers, are all responsible for using cybersecurity best practices. All stakeholders must contend with the same cybersecurity challenges. The solution to this problem is 30 percent technology and 70 percent management,” said Mr. Yangzhong Hu, CEO of Hikvision. “Cybersecurity challenges will always be around, so we must remain vigilant and keep working on improving product security.” Hikvision is exhibiting at Intersec Dubai 2018, a trade fair for security, safety and fire protection, taking place in Dubai during 21-23 January 2018. Stop by booth SA-A12 to see industry cybersecurity best practices presented by Hikvision’s network and information security experts.