GDPR and the Security of Network & Information Systems Regulations (NIS) which are part of the UK government’s National Cyber Security Strategy are highlighting the need to ensure that information processing assets are protected. However, most of the attention is on traditional data processing, information stored in databases and used by applications such as CRM and ERP, data at rest. Developments in communication technology have exposed information exchanged over real-time communication services to a higher level of security risk. Protecting these services should be high on the agenda.
In a hard hitting session at TECH UK, Peter Cox inventor and founder of UM-Labs R&D demonstrated via live ethical hacking how data in transit can be harvested, hacked, recorded, hijacked from any mobile device, desk phone or UC collaboration platform over the internet.
Thanks to the work and research done by TECH UK, the need to protect via new innovative technology designs is out among the Technology members and as UM-Labs R&D are leading the design changes and showing that UNICUS UOS in the cloud, meets ENISA guidelines, compliance for Data in Transit GDPR and more further afield with the California Consumer Act 2018, Singapore DP act plus financial regulations such as MiFidII, plus 23NYCRR500 (New York), more implementations will take place to help manage the residual risks of non compliance.
Partners such as ATOS via the HOOX services, for Mission and Business using UNICUS and KPN with NGSS, now show services that are leading edge and protective on multi-levels, machine learning inclusive.
As more work is done, especially with law enforcement on the SNITCH program showing how to establish the ‘Call Fraud’ sources, with losses now running at $29.6billion, UM-Labs R&D is leading the way.