Security Magazine Names Hikvision’s Chuck Davis one of ‘Top Cybersecurity Leaders Of 2021,’ Award Recognizes Security Executives Making Significant Contributions to Cybersecurity

mars 2, 2021

Hikvision HikWire blog article Security Magazine Names Chuck Davis one of Top Cybersecurity Leaders Of 2021

Security magazine on March 1 named Hikvision’s Senior Director of Cybersecurity Chuck Davis, as one of the magazine’s  “Top Cybersecurity Leaders of 2021.” The award recognizes security executives who have made and continue to make significant contributions to cybersecurity, within their own organizations and the security industry.

The call for nominations sought “leaders that are not only mitigating risk within their organizations and furthering the profession of cybersecurity, but those that are innovative, forward-thinkers and thought-leaders in the industry.”

Davis is a highly credentialed and accomplished cybersecurity professional. He currently leads the Hikvision organization, a global company with more than 40,000 employees and 59 branch offices and subsidiaries around the world. As its senior cybersecurity director, he is responsible for The Americas, New Zealand + Australia, and APAC regions. Davis came to the security industry from IBM in 2017, and he has made a major positive impact on Hikvision, overseeing the achievement of many milestones, and raising the company’s cybersecurity game to industry-leading status. He has also eagerly shares his cybersecurity expertise with the security industry as a whole. He sits on several boards, has numerous certifications, is a co-author of two books, and the author of several patents. 

In the four years since Davis joined the company, he has built a global cybersecurity organization from the ground up. During his tenure, Hikvision has achieved several cybersecurity milestones, including:

  • Opening the security industry’s first and only Source Code Transparency Center at Hikvision USA’s Los Angeles headquarters, where government and law enforcement officials may examine the source code for Hikvision cameras and NVRs.
  • Establishing a cybersecurity testing lab in California and a cybersecurity hotline.
  • In 2018, Hikvision became a CVE CNA (CVE Numbering Authority), and has committed to continuing to work with third-party white-hat hackers and security researchers to find, patch and publicly release updates to products in a timely manner.
  • In August 2018, Hikvision was granted certification for Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, which is a U.S. government standard used to evaluate and validate encryption. It is “widely recognized as the de-facto standard for cryptographic modules.” FIPS 140-2 was created by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Davis’ philosophy is summed up in his words: “Physical security companies should be competitors in the marketplace, but they need to be allies in cyberspace. Cybersecurity experts at leading IT companies regularly collaborate to defend against cybersecurity attacks. The security industry needs to do the same. That’s the way to strengthen security industry products, policies and practices. And it’s the best way to keep our businesses and employees safe from cybersecurity threats.”

Hikvision is pleased that Security magazine recognized Chuck Davis alongside other awardees for the “Top Cybersecurity Leaders of 2021.” View this link to read the full article and list of award recipients.

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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 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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