The ONVIF Best Practices of Security for Video Surveillance Systems proposed by Huawei officially released
[Shenzhen, China, May 15th, 2018] In the Steering Committee (SC) meeting of Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) on April 2018, the Huawei-led ONVIF Best Practices of Security for Video Surveillance Systems is officially approved. This is the first “Best Practices” for video surveillance system security released by the official video surveillance standards organizations in the industry, which marks the significant influence of ONVIF and Huawei in the cyber security area.
Currently, the cyber security is highly valued by countries all over the world, and many countries have made National Cyber Security Strategy accordingly. Video surveillance is one of the key measures in the field of public safety for the detection of police cases, and it has been an important part of the safe city solutions.
Huawei proposed Best Practices of security for video surveillance systems, focusing on the security of the whole system, aims to guide the users on how to recognize and correctly use the security function of the products.
The users are categorized into three types: individual users, small-scale users and large-scale users. In the Best Practices, it provides introduction of security practices for video surveillance and gives specific advice on the small scale users and large scale users, from the perspective of authentication, protection from communication eavesdropping and tampering, data leakage prevention, security upgrade, closure of unnecessary ports, IP address filtering of cameras, network deployment, security monitoring and analysis, etc., in order to guide different types of users to consider security practices to avoid unnecessary security losses in deploying video surveillance systems.
ONVIF is an open industry forum that provides and promotes standardized interfaces for effective interoperability of IP-based physical security products www.onvif.org
. Today, the ONVIF standard protocol has become one of the most influential security standards across six continents. This “Best Practices” involves two years efforts and contributions from many companies in the industry such as Axis, Hikvision, Avigilon, Genetec, Vediotec, etc., before it was finally released.