Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
February 15, 2018

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MOBOTIX Cactus Concept prioritises end-to-end encryption and customer cyber-awareness

End-to-end encryption is the name of the game as MOBOTIX launches a campaign to assure customers that its products are secure.

Called the MOBOTIX Cactus Concept – the cactus being protected without ‘blind spots’ by its thorns – it will also educate customers and partners about cybersecurity risks.

The surveillance hardware brand is emphasising the importance of end-to-end encryption with no ‘blind spots’: from the image source, down the data cables, into data storage and within the video management system.

The German company wants to embed cybersecurity as a priority at every stage of the process, from design and manufacture to operation. End-to-end encryption, says MOBOTIX, is incorporated across the entire usage and management cycle.

It’s often said that in a networked system you’re only as strong as your weakest link and MOBOTIX is emphasising that all of its modules – camera, storage, cables, VMS – are resilient.

“Modern video surveillance and access control technologies help protect people, places and property across the world but they are increasingly targeted by criminals aiming to infiltrate, takeover or disable these vital systems,” said Thomas Lausten, CEO of MOBOTIX.

“With the internet of things trend adding billions of IP connected devices each year, our industry must lead the way in creating secure platforms that can reduce the risk  posed by these damaging attacks.”

MOBOTIX has also enlisted the help of SySS, an independent third-party security testing company, to identify any weaknesses in its hardware and software.

SySS customers include Basler Versicherungen, Bundeswehr, CreditPlus Bank AG, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, Deutsche Flugsicherung, Festo, Hewlett Packard, Innenministerium/LKA Niedersachsen, SAP, Schaeffler, Schufa, T-Systems and Union Investment.

Said SySS CEO Sebastian Schreiber: “MOBOTIX has a contract with us to provide further penetration testing of its technology elements. The initial platform testing on a current camera model revealed very positive results and we will continue security testing as an ongoing process.”

Added Lausten: “Cybersecurity has been and will continue to be a core focus for MOBOTIX. And we look forward to working with our peers in the industry, customers and government agencies to protect the very technologies and systems that help make society safer for all.”



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