Hikvision’s Chuck Davis Joins SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board


LOS ANGELES — Chuck Davis, the director of cybersecurity for Hikvision USA, has been appointed to the Security Industry Association (SIA) Cybersecurity Advisory Board.

The board is designed to guide SIA members in addressing potential cybersecurity threats, develop prescriptive guidance, and advocate for strategies and solutions for issues impacting the physical security industry. The board’s leadership enables SIA to prepare its members for challenges related to the wider adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the use of secure networked devices for security, according to an announcement.
Davis has worked for more than 20 years building cybersecurity programs for large enterprise organizations. He began working for IBM in 1997 and rose to the position of global security operations manager before leaving the company in 2011. He later returned in 2015 as executive security architect, serving in that role for more than two years prior to joining Hikvision in 2017.

He is credited with designing and managing the global malware defense and vulnerability management programs at IBM, as well as a thought leader and architect of IBM’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT). Under Davis’s leadership, the team was responsible, in part, for inspecting IBM’s vast network infrastructure with vulnerability scanners and rapidly communicating exposures to system administrators and other managers so threats could be patched.

“Effective cybersecurity defense requires an industry-wide effort, and the SIA Cybersecurity Advisory Board is one of the industry’s leading resources,” says Davis. “I’m honored to join the board, and look forward to working with other board members on this critical issue.”