Hikvision Sets the Record Straight Regarding Their Cybersecurity Credentials

All the major camera manufacturers in the world have suffered from the exposure of exploitable coding flaws in firmware as they have been examined more and more closely by cybersecurity experts. Yet despite the industry-wide cybersecurity challenges, no other company faces the same level of scrutiny as that directed at the world's largest surveillance manufacturer, Hikvision.

When investigating the media claims through the "US Dept of Homeland Security's register of Common Vulnerabilities & Exposure" it was found that there is only one potential issue out of all reported issues on IP CCTV Cameras that relates to Hikvision. We encourage you visit this link to see all the reported vulnerabilities of all manufacturers to draw your own conclusions on which products are "CyberSafe" <click here>

Further, in response to the ONE camera vulnerability allegation earlier this year, Hikvision Oceania's managing director, Daniel Huang said, "a security researcher found a firmware vulnerability and reported it to Hikvision the next day. Only 6 days later, we released patched firmware and notified our integrator partners via special bulletin and the public via notices on our website. All this happened before the vulnerability was disclosed to the public."

Clearly, Hikvision has reacted swiftly to any perceived Cyber Security threats, addressed the issues and publicly announced the improvements added to their product range. Some sections of the media seem to be obsessed with continually regurgitating historic issues and the amount of coverage is completely out of proportion to the actual facts. There is no evidence to indicate that Hikvision products are any less secure than other IP cameras or IOT devices which all have security patches issued from time to time.

"We are fully committed to our business partners and we are vigilant with regards to enhancing the security of our devices and will continue to make them more robust in open networks." Huang concludes.

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Hikvision's Media Response