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Hikvision joins FIRST

Hikvision, the security equipment manufacturer, reports that its Hikvision Security Response Center (HSRC) is now a member of the Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams (FIRST), the international confederation of computer incident response teams. They cooperatively handle computer security incidents and promote incident prevention. The manufacturer says that its membership will augment its efforts to enhance its incident response and communicate best practice, and enable HSRC to collaborate with more than 400 FIRST member teams from 90 countries. FIRST members include Cisco, Intel, IBM and Microsoft.

Dr Wang Bin, Chief Officer of Hikvision’s Network Information Security Laboratory and Network Security Department, said: “Hikvision is proud to join the concerted cybersecurity global effort and contribute our knowledge, skills and experience to promote a safer and more secure electronic environment worldwide. Hikvision is committed to constantly improving its efficiency and performance in incident response, and to providing global customers with the safest products and services.”

In October HSRC took part in the FIRST Regional Symposium Asia-Pacific in Shanghai. Wan Li, head of HSRC, gave a case study on the IoT (Internet of Things) botnet in the ‘post-Mirai age’ and called for collaborative actions by equipment manufacturers, security communities, regulators and other stakeholders to address the new challenges.

Hikvision makes the point that it takes cybersecurity seriously and abides by all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which it operates. Hikvision products meet standards for safety and security that include ISO 270001, ISO 9001:2008, CMMI Level 5, and AICPA SOC. Recently, the Hikvision encryption module of IPCs and NVRs has been granted certification for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, the United States federal government standard set up by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the US.


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