Genetec CEO Worried About "Unsafe Equipment Being Brought In From Asia"

A pretty frank and damning answer from Genetec's CEO:

"that is more worrisome is there is unsafe equipment being brought in from Asia and put into sensitive parts of our critical infrastructure. This concerns me greatly. We are building stuff into our software to try to compensate for that, but ultimately, it’s part of the system architecture and if we’re not involved to influence the architecture to make sure we isolate components that are of untrustworthy sources, there’s nothing I can do. Our infrastructure will be vulnerable."

Firewall the Chinese IP camera section? :)

So is Genetec's CEO being unfair and ignorant, as Hikvision likes to say, or is he being prudent?

[Update: Genetec's CEO followed through on this - Genetec Expels Hikvision.]

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