Any organization that stores or otherwise handles information that needs to be kept top secret has an obligation to take all measures to maintain the integrity and security to the utmost degree. There are a variety of reasons to focus on safeguarding the privacy of such data, from legal ramifications to ethical responsibilities to customers or shareholders. Unfortunately, spies and hackers find great value in accessing confidential data and have methods available to easily uncover proprietary information – without being detected until it is too late and the damage is done.
There are two basic ways such espionage occurs: cyber and audio.
Cyber espionage provides a goldmine of information for hackers through the electronic signals that are transmitted with all of the devices that are used on a daily basis within the average work environment, from cell phones to computers and wireless devices. Each time one of these devices is used, it gives off an electronic signal that can be detected by a hacker who is just outside the building. For instance, in 2007 hackers gained access to 45 million customers’ credit card information from the parent company of TJ Maxx by sitting outside of a store and using of an antenna that captured data that was transmitting from cash registers to store computers.
With audio espionage, even information that is completely encrypted, kept off an electronic system, or has no paper trail can be discovered. Spies who want to eavesdrop on conversations can do so without the installation of detectable recording devices through the use of laser microphones. Laser microphones pick up on the vibrations that occur from the sound waves that move through the air, then reflects them back to a receiver that converts it to an audio signal.
Signal defense technology is a way to protect against cyber and audio espionage. Nothing can eliminate the signals that are released throughout normal interactions, but signal defense technology can essentially trap transmissions in the building and keep outside ones from hackers from being able to enter. Thermolite offers a cost-effective and reliable solution to block spies from eavesdropping or accessing proprietary information: our patented RetroWAL™ cyber security technology signal defense security window system. It blocks all wireless electromagnetic transmissions from exiting or entering the building and safeguards voice transmissions. Contact Thermolite today to find out more about how RetroWAL™ cyber security technology signal defense security window system can work for your organization’s security needs.