Avigilon CEO Attacks Asian Companies Cyber Insecurity

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 18, 2017

Avigilon CEO is taking aim at their Asian competitors.

And he is going directly after these company's cyber security issues.

In this note, we examine his claim, analyze its accuracy and examine how this fits in a broader pattern of Western companies fighting back against the ongoing race to the bottom.

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Avigilon ***** ******** ******

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Avigilon ********* ***** ***** *******

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Competing ** **** ** *************

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Comments (24)

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** ** *****, **** ** ***** ***** *******, *** ***** Hikvision’s **** ** ***** ********.

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**'* * ******* ***** ******** ** **** ********** *** ** context *** ***** ** ** **** *** **. ****** ** that ******* ***.

* ***'* ***** *** ************ **** **** ** **** ** maintain * ***% '***** **** ****' ***** ******. **** ********* is *** *** ************(*) ***** **** * ******, ******* ********* or ******, **** ********** ******** *** *** ** ** ***** and *** ***** *** **** ******* *** ******** ** ** 'attack' ** *********.

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* ***'* **** **** *** ********** ** ***** ** ***-***** manufacturers **, *** * ******* ***** *** * *** **** Asian ************* ** *** ******** ******** *******. ** **** ** true, ***** ** *** **** ** **** **** ** ****** expect ** *** **** ********** *** ******** ** ******** ***************?

**** ** ***** ** ***** ********, *** *** ** ****. It ***** **** *** **** *** * **** ***, *** I ***** **** **** ** ***** ******** ** *** ***** as ********* **** *********. ** ** ********* ********* ****, *** there *** **** **** ******* ** ** **. *** ****** than ******* ******** ***** ************* *** *** ** ********, ** would ** ****** ****** ** ********** **** *** **** ***********.

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**** ** *** ******** ***** ************* ******* **** ** ****/*****, Samsung/Hanwha, ***** (******* **** *** ****** ***) ***.

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** **** ** ****, ***** ** *** **** ** **** that ** ****** ****** ** *** **** ********** *** ******** of ******** ***************?

******** * ***** ****** ** ******* *** **** ********* **** prone ** ***********, *** **** ***** **** *** ******** ****** to **** ****** **** ***** *************** ** ***** ********.

** ** ******** *** ************* ** ******** ********* ** ***** security, *** **** **** **** ***** ** ** ********* *** time, *** ** *** ** ****** ** * ******, ** 10,000,000 *******.

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**'* ****** *** ******** ** **** ** *** ***** ****** cameras *** ** *****, ********** **** *** ****** ****** ********* Hikvision *** *****.

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