To coincide with Surveillance Camera Day, Tony Porter will be launching the ‘Secure by Default’ standard at this year’s IFSEC International.
According to the security consultant lead, Mike Gillespie, the concept behind the new set of standards is that network video products will ship to installers in the most hardened, cyber-security-optimal form possible, with default settings which provide minimal vulnerabilities on first use.
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In the process of developing these landmark standards, five major video surveillance manufacturers worked with the UK Surveillance Camera Commissioner, including Hikvision. Gary Harmer, UK & Ireland Sales Director for Hikvision, said the initial Secure by Default standard offers an introductory base level for product conformance, with further certification levels to follow in future.
“The Surveillance Camera Commissioner will outline the initial self-certification process at IFSEC International on June 20,” he explained. “Going forward we expect that higher levels of product cyber security will be introduced, including different grades such as we have seen in the intruder alarm market, and these would likely require third-party certification.”
“This is just the beginning in terms of default network video security standards,” Harmer added. “We will continue to collaborate across the security industry and beyond to support the development of increasing standards and further security levels for all.”