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Cyber security

Inner Range sets cyber security as new strategic focus

Inner Range has announced it is set to launch a new focus on cyber security, working with a global software service company to develop a governance programme that will “evolve to meet ever-changing cyber security challenges”.

InnerRange-CyberSecurity-20After auditing and formalising several existing cyber security measures, the new programme includes:

  • A dedicated cross-functional cyber security governance team
  • Coordinated penetration testing of all networked products by independent accredited laboratories
  • Product development process that includes cyber threat assessment
  • Deployment of hardened cybersecurity technologies
  • Supply of cyber hardening installation guidelines for Inner Range products

Tim Northwood, General Manager of Inner Range, said: “Cyber security is one of the major challenges facing organisations today and it’s critical that networked security and access control systems provide customers with the safest possible solution.

“Our new programme shows our absolute commitment to cyber security, not as an ‘extra’ level of security but as a core element running through every stage of the design, manufacture, installation and management of our security systems.”

Inner Range has released a formal statement outlining its coordinated, strategic measures to ensure the most robust cyber security for customers.

Among the measures is the formation of a cross functional cyber security governance committee that brings together senior representatives from research and development, production, technical support and IT as well as the executive leadership team. They now manage and update cyber security policies and procedures affecting all Inner Range activities in a “consistent and holistic” way.

The statement notes how all networked products undergo penetration testing by independent accredited laboratories to assess security and probe for vulnerabilities. Penetration testing has been applied to Inner Range’s IP network-connected products, including Integriti, Inception, Multipath and SkyCommand. Test results form part of the product development process and directly improve the security of all Inner Range platforms.

Cyber threat assessment is included at every stage of Inner Range’s product development process. Aside from penetration testing, strict access control permissions are allocated to source code to ensure only relevant staff have access to code repositories.

Inner Range notes it only deploys hardened cyber security technologies. For example, cloud services Multipath and SkyCommand are hosted in an industry-leading cloud hosting environment that offer redundancy and load-balancing across multiple locations and come with certifications from ISO/IEC, CSA, ITAR, CJIS, HPIAA and IRS 1075.

In addition, Inner Range’s devices use cryptographic implementations, including AES encryption, while its architecture is designed to minimise risk, such as with resilient LAN networks and lightweight real-time operating systems.

Inner Range is now offering cyber hardening installation guidelines to integrators and end users to ensure systems are installed and managed securely. The guides include recommendations around security, network access control, firewalls, identity management and vulnerability management.

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