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SIA Announces 2019 Security Megatrends List, Cybersecurity and IoT Emerge as Leaders

November 27, 2018

Hikvision’s Cybersecurity Director Explains Connection Between IoT and Cybersecurity

Hikvision’s Cybersecurity Director Explains Connection Between IoT and Cybersecurity

 

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the 2019 top 10 Security Megatrends, its annual list of key trends shaping the industry, which is being led by the top two trends – cybersecurity followed by IoT (Internet of things).

Top security industry leaders were surveyed in September and October of 2018 in order to compile the 2019 megatrend forecast. The report is provided annually to SIA member companies and registered attendees of Securing New Ground (SNG), SIA’s annual conference for security executives, which was held this year from Oct. 25-26, 2018 in New York City.

“Cybersecurity was identified in the 2019 report as the standout trend shaping the security industry. By nearly 30 percentage points, industry leaders said cybersecurity’s impact on physical security solutions was the most impactful trend they were expecting to face in 2019. A resounding number of respondents also called for artificial intelligence (AI) to be recognized as a megatrend, noting that AI is becoming vital to supporting the heightened volume of data produced by modern security solutions,” according to the SIA announcement.

Cybersecurity’s impact on physical security was the first megatrend, followed by number two on the list: Internet of Things (IoT) and the Big Data Effect. Other megatrends included cloud computing, AI, and workforce development, to name a few.

“Today, modern physical security solutions are comprised of IoT devices and sensors that generate high volumes of security data. Applying analytics and artificial intelligence systems makes this data more actionable and increases responsiveness for security systems users,” said Scott Schafer, SIA chairman of the board, in the article.

The 2019 Security Megatrends report will be published in November 2018, and available on the SIA website for download and/or purchase.

In an April 2018 video interview of Hikvision’s director of cybersecurity, Chuck Davis, Campus Safety magazine discussed the connection between cybersecurity best practices, and the expansion of IoT devices. In the interview, Davis said, “Video surveillance systems, just like all systems that are part of the Internet of Things (IoT), are actually computers. So we tend to forget that all of these devices that we’re connecting to our IP networks, [which are]  ... adding all this great functionality to allow us to remotely monitor or control them, are actually computers. They have operating systems and they will have vulnerabilities. And so if we don’t take our proper due diligence and protect those things and really apply cybersecurity best practices, we put them at risk of being attacked …”

Click here to watch the Campus Safety interview. For more cybersecurity blogs from Hikvision, visit us online.

IMPORTANT! This model requires non-standard firmware. Do Not Install standard firmware (e.g. v.4.1.xx) on this model. Doing so will permanently damage your system. You must use custom firmware v.4.1.25 from the iDS-9632NXI-I8/16S product page.

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https://techsupportca.freshdesk.com/en/support/solutions/articles/17000113531-i-series-nvr-firmware-upgrade-instructions

 

The I-series NVR (such as the DS-7716NI-I4) is one of Hikvision's most popular and feature-rich recorders. As such, many firmware revisions have been introduced over the years to continually ensure the product is compatible with the newest technology available. Due to the many revisions, we recommend that the user closely follows the instructions below in order to reduce the amount of time spent as well as the chance of failure.

 

Database Optimization and Repair

As more affordable IP cameras are introduced over time with greater video resolution and data sizes, more efficient database management also becomes necessary. The introduction of firmware v4.0 brought about a new database architecture in order to be futureproof.

 

After upgrading to v4.X, the recorder database will need to be converted and optimized. If you are experiencing issues where playback is expected but not found, make sure "Database Repair" is performed as indicated in the procedures and scenarios below.

 

Preparing the Upgrade

Before proceeding with upgrade, it is recommended that NVR configuration file is exported from the NVR over the network or on to a local USB drive.

 

Upgrading from v3.4.92 build 170518 or Older

  1. All recorders must reach v3.4.92 before proceeding further. Upgrading from versions before v3.4.92 directly to any version of v4.X will likely cause the recorder to fail.
  2. If the recorder is already at v3.4.92, a full factory default is highly recommended before upgrading to any version of v4.X. There is a high chance of unit failure (requiring RMA) if the unit is not defaulted before upgrade.
  3. After reaching v3.4.92 and performing a full factory default, an upgrade directly to v4.50.00 is acceptable.
  4. After the upgrade is completed and the recorder is reprogrammed, it may be beneficial to perform a Database Repair. For details, refer to the section "Database Optimization and Repair" above.
  5. To verify repair progress, you may refer to the HDD status, or search the recorder log for repair started and stopped entries. Note that while the HDD is repairing, new recordings are still being made, but some existing recordings may not be searchable until repair is complete.
  6. If you continue to observe playback issues after database repair, ensure there are no power, network, or motion detection issues. Should the problem persist, contact technical support.

 

Upgrading from Any v4.X Build to v4.50.00.

  1. Any v4.X build can be upgraded directly to v4.50.00.
  2. Export configuration is highly recommended before performing the upgrade.
  3. If upgrading from any v4.X version that was not v4.22.005, a Database Repair is recommended. Refer to Step 4 and onwards in the previous section.

 

Downgrading

Downgrading is not recommended. Due to new features and parameters constantly being added, downgrading may cause the NVR to factory default itself or require a manual default to operate properly.

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