Hikvision USA Head of Cybersecurity Exits

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Jul 18, 2017

Hikvision USA's Head of Cybersecurity has exited the company.

In this note, we review the move, share Hikvision's feedback and examine the company's efforts to improve their cybersecurity following numerous vulnerabilities and problems (e.g., 1, 2, 3, 4, 5) in the past few years.

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