Governments worldwide are now banning China’s state-owned CCTV equipment manufacturers and only allowing systems that conform to the National Defence Authorisation Act (NDAA). Purchasing NDAA-compliant products is important for all government entities and private organisations to protect themselves from potential backdoor hacks that allow access to the wider network itself, and that’s without access to the CCTV video feeds, especially in sectors like education!
A new UK government bill has followed the USA’s move to ban these Chinese CCTV manufacturing companies due to human rights abuses in China, however, the real reason is the vulnerable back door access left in these systems.
CCTV cameras made by Hikvision or Dahua, including 73% of councils across the UK, 57% of secondary schools in England, 6 out of 10 NHS Trusts, as well as UK universities and police forces.
As vulnerable CCTV and other IoT systems will take time to be replaced it leaves a greater risk of Cybersecurity, which ACS can advise accordingly.