MOBOTIX launches “Cactus Concept” to focus on cybersecurity

SP&T Staff
Thursday February 01, 2018
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MOBOTIX has announced a raised focus on cybersecurity by implementing the “MOBOTIX Cactus Concept.”

The concept aims to deliver a comprehensive approach to protecting MOBOTIX products against the threat of cyber attack, along with education and tools to help customers and partners build and maintain secure video surveillance and access control environments.

MOBOTIX says the object of the Cactus Concept is to implement a multimedia cybersecurity campaign to raise awareness among potential and existing MOBOTIX customers about the importance of data security in network-based video security systems and how organizations can protect themselves through cost-efficient and intelligent solutions.

“End-to-end encryption with no blind spots is required, from the image source via the data cables and the data storage through to the video management system on the user’s computer. Like a cactus, whose every limb is covered in thorns, all of the modules (camera, storage, cables, VMS) in the MOBOTIX system have digital thorns that protect them from unauthorized access,” says the company.

“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, take-over or disable these vital systems,” said Thomas Lausten, CEO, 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.”

The company adds that, to ensure the highest levels of security, it uses the services of SySS, an independent third party security testing company that examines the security of both software and hardware elements.

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