Out: Hikvision CSO/DSO EMEA Streefland Exits

By Conor Healy, Published Jul 05, 2022, 07:09am EDT (Info+)

Hikvision's most prominent cybersecurity spokesperson, Fred Streefland, has left the beleaguered PRC state-owned manufacturer, joining a 2-person consultancy.

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Over the past year, Streefland had become Hikvision's most passionate public defender, declaring that "devices with backdoors can't be used to spy":

Streefland also alleged that Hikvision's PRC government ownership was "exactly the same as" Apple or Google:

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