Hikvision [Doesn't] Hire Ex Sony GM

By John Honovich, Published Dec 16, 2014, 12:00am EST

7 months after being ousted from Sony, Mark Collett has (not) gotten a leadership position with the biggest surveillance manufacturer in the world.

Inside, we examine the role, the potential fit, and the risks of the move.

Update 1/5/ 2015: the deal has fallen through and Collet will not be joining Hikvision. Details added to end of post.

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Comments (3)

Has anyone else observed how nonchalant we have become in our willingness to just "sign off" on anything "Made in Communist China"?

Guess all that corporate and military espionage, SCADA and critical infrastructure systems' hackings and threats could neveroccur within the realm of the security and surveillance industry, now could it?

Pretty sure 100% of everything is made in China. And the United States NSA is the one actually spying on us all.

This is a post about a Hikvision managerial move, not a discussion about the prudence or imprudence of making or buying things in China.

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