Honeywell Speaks On NDAA Ban, New Non-Banned Cameras and Cybersecurity

By: John Honovich, Published on Aug 06, 2019

For years, Honeywell has depended on Dahua, a company with a poor cybersecurity track record and now banned by the US NDAA, for the development and manufacturing of 'Honeywell' branded IP cameras.

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Now, after years of silence, Honeywell has spoken to IPVM, explaining what they are doing to address the NDAA ban, the release of their 30 series IP cameras, their cybersecurity process and whether any Dahua-OEMed Honeywell cameras have the Dahua wiretapping vulnerability.

*** *****, ********* *** depended ** *****, * company **** * **** cybersecurity ***** ****** *** now ****** ** *** US ****, *** *** development **************** ** '*********' ******* IP *******.

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***, ***** ***** ** silence, ********* *** ****** to ****, ********** **** they *** ***** ** address *** **** ***, the ******* ** ***** 30 ****** ** *******, their ************* ******* *** whether *** *****-***** ********* cameras **** ******** *********** *************.

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Executive *******

********* **** ******** ** OEM *** '***********' *** '*****' ****** **** ***** while ****** ***'**' *********** **** ****** ************ Vivotek. ********, ********* **** the ***** ***** ***** series ******** * ****** chip **** ****** ***** cameras ** *** **** they **** ******** ** 2900-1 ************* *********** *** the ***** ****.

**** ********* ** ********** this ******** ** ********* a ***** **** ******* in ************ *** *******. On *** ***** ****, this ****** ** ******** from *** ********* *** the ********* ****** ** Dahua ******** ***** ****** buyers ** **** ** inadvertently ********** **** ****** products. ********, ***** ****** a ***-***** *** ********* the ****, ** ***** leaves ********* ********* ** other ************* ****** *** IP ****** *********, * notable ******** *** * company **** *** ***** heavily ** *** **** few ***** ** ***** security ***** (*.*.,********* *******************).

Wiretapping *************

********* **** ** ***** August *, ****:

** *** ******* ** determine *****, ** ***, cameras *** ******** ** this ************* *** *** working ******* **** ***** on ************ *** ********* firmware *****.

**** ** * *******. Dahua **** ***** ****, at ***** *** ****** and ********* ** ******** on ****** *** ***** IPVM ******** *** ********* still *** *** ********** if **** *** ********. While ***** *** **** made **** ***** ** delaying, ** ********** ** still *********'* ************** *** picking *****.

Background ***** ******

*** ***** ***** **** our********* ***** ******* ** Gov ****** ******* ***** Surveillance***** *** ******* *****:

Honeywell ************* ***********

********* **** * ***** case ** **** *** what **** *** ***** for *************.

*** ***** ****** ******* have * ****** ******* in ****** *** ** their ******* ****** **** Honeywell **********:

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** ********, ********* **** that *** ***** *** cameras ** *******:

******** **** ********** ***** on *** ****** *********** faced ** * ********** product ** ******** ** well ** *** ********* features *** ******** *****

******** ************ *** ******** controls ***** ** ******** standards *** ********** **** as *****, ***/*** **/*****, ISO *****, *** ***, GDPR, *****, ********** ***** laws *** ***********, *** others ********* ** *** product ** ******** *** the ******** **** **********

******* ****** ***********

****** ********

****** ******, ******* ** Design, *** ****** ****** standards *** *********

****** **** ******** (****** code ********) ** ******* secure ****** *** ****** practices

****** ******** ** ******** open ****** ***** *** potential ***************

*** ******** ** ******* a ****** *** ************* penetration ******* *******. ** some *****, ********** *********** security ******* ** ********* for ******** ********. *** criteria *** **** ********** testing – ** **** as ***** ******** ** offerings *** ******** *** this – ** *******-**** proprietary ***********.

* ****** **** ********** Policy **** ******** ******** mitigation ********* ***** ** severity

****** *** ******** ** cybersecurity ** ****** ********** prior ** ******* ********

********* ******* *** ******** notification *** ******** *******

** *** ***** ****, as *** *********** ************* delay *****, **** *** still ******* ********* ** Dahua ** ****** **** issues.

********, ********* ********** **** the ***** ****** *** a ** ****-* *************.

*******, **** ** **** for *** **** ********* equIP ******. ***** *****-**** Essentials ****** *** ** chip, ** ** *************, etc.

NDAA **** *** *********

********* ********* ****:

**** **** ** *********** a ******* ** ***** additional ****** ** *** market ***** **** ****** federal ******** *** *** other ********** ** ******** Honeywell *******, **** *** 30 ****** ****, **** are ******** *** *** as **** ** ***** systems ***** ****** **** NDAA ****, ******* ***. The ** ****** ** the ***** ******* ** this *******. ** **** expand ***** ****** **** the **** ** ****** to **** **** ***** customers *** ****** *** video ******** **** **** from *********. ** **** continue ** ******** * range ** ******* *** those ********* *** ***’* require ***** ***** ******* to ****** **** **** 2019, ******* ***. ** are ********** ********* *** products ** ****** **** they **** *** ******** needs ** *** ********* for ***** *** ********.

********* *********** ****** ***** excited, ** ***** ***** on *** ****** ** LinkedIn ***** ** *** past ***** **** **:

***:

OEMing **** *******

*** ** ****** ** OEMed **** ******* ** the **** ****** *** both ********* *****:

********* ******** ** ******* on **** *** ** is ****-*******.

**** *** *** **** they *** "*********** *** 30 ****** ** *** mid-scale *****: ***** *********** and ***** ***** *** able ** **** ** the **** ****** ** us."

***** ** *** ****-***** analysis ** *** *** 3 ********* ***** *******:

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*** ******* ** *********'* IP ****** ******* ** much ********. *******, ** is ******* **** ** incredibly *** **** ** hiding ******* ****** *** Honeywell ****** ** ********** to ******** ** ** more *********** *** ********* about *** ******** *** cybersecurity.

** * **** ***, from * ****** ******** perspective, ** *** ************** that ********* ***** **** easy ******* ** *********** other ************'* *******. **** time ** *** ****.

**** ********* ********* ***** still ** ******** **** buying **** ****** ******** is * ******* *** Honeywell *** *********** ******* this ** ******* *** Dahua **** ****, **** using ***** *** ***-** sold ********, ********* ** Vivotek ********* ** ****** a ****** ************, ***.

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********* ******* **** **** description ** *** **** fides ** **** ****** chip.  *** ***** *******  that *** ****** ******** is *********.  *** *** not *** **** *** an *** ********* ****** Element ** ***** ** that ****** (** **** it's ****-*** ** ******** else.)  **'** ******** ** believe * ******* **** is ********* ***** ********** was ** ** *** crypto ******** **** *** device ** *** ******* in *** ******* ******* in ******** *** ****'* ok?  ** *** **** me ** ***** **** you **** ** **** me **** ****** ******** paperwork.  (*** ****** ****** that ******* ***** ****** you ********* ******** ****** know **** *** **** the ******** ***** **** up.)

 

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** ***** *** **** screwed ** ** *** talking ***** ****, * don't **** *** **** or **** *** *** the ******. 

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****** ****** ******** ***** it * *** ****** to ******** ********* ** modified ****, * ****** see *** ** ***** possibly ****** * ******** file **** *** ***************?

****** ** **** **** knowledgeable **** ** **** to *** ** ****?

 

* ******* *** ***** digital ******* ********** ******* to ********** *** ** the ****** ** ** should **** ****-*******.  * agree **** ** *** introduce ** ******* ****** the ****** ****** ***** you *** *** ** with * ********* ****** exploitable ****** ***** ********* in *** *******.  **** would ** *** **'* apropos ** ** ********** vendor ********** ********* ** crazy ****** **** ****.***, right?

******* ******* **** *** HiSilicon?

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**** ***** ****** ****** fronts: 

*** *** *** ******** from ***** ****** *********

******* ***** *********.

******* ******** ****** *** self ******* **** ********

**** ******* *** ***:

********* ***** *** **** Costco ****, *** ***** out *** ** **********.

********* ****, ******* *** High *****, ***** ********.

*** **** ******** ****, killing ****** *** ******* America

** ************** ****

 

***** ** *** ***, they **** **** ***** world *********.  ** *** can **** **** ****, keep ****** "*** *****".

 

** ****** ** **** that *** *********** ** the ********* (**** *********) Series ** ******* *** not **** *****. *** purpose ** ** *********** a ********** ********* ******. Thus ** ********* *****. 

***** ****. * ******* Honeywell *** ******* *********** sources.

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