Tetra | Dmr | Lte | 2018-01-30

Hytera Mobilfunk Introduces New Information Security Management System

Source: The Critical Communications Review | Gert Jan Wolf editor

To be sure that all data is well secured at all times, Hytera Mobilfunk has introduced an Information Security Management System (ISMS), which constantly checks and controls all the company's processes at a technical and organisational level.

As a provider of professional mobile radio solutions, Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH goes to great lengths to handle sensitive information securely and responsibly. That is why the mobile radio experts from Bad Münder always do their very best to ensure that sensitive data is secure. And it is not only Hytera Mobilfunk wishing to secure its own data and that of its customers; the customers themselves are increasingly focussed on the issue of data protection.

It is some time since closed systems were the norm for radio networks; increasingly they are being integrated into complex IT systems. For example, speech and data is transmitted via IP connections, and in future, cloud solutions will gain in importance. At the same time, as a manufacturer, Hytera Mobilfunk needs consistently to increase security levels to prevent any current risks that data could be copied, shared or falsified.

Working at the highest level of security

Maximum data security, i.e. a high degree of confidentiality and integrity is therefore top priority - particularly for mission-critical communications.

"Our customers rightly expect that we work to the highest level of security. So we constantly take care to maintain and enhance data security. For example, encryption for our products is under continuous enhancement and we consistently optimise our organisational processes," said Alexander Heinz, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Hytera Mobilfunk.

To be sure that all data is well secured at all times, Hytera Mobilfunk has introduced an Information Security Management System (ISMS), which constantly checks and controls all the company's processes at a technical and organisational level.

Information security is certified

Hytera Mobilfunk GmbH has been ISO 27001 certified since December 2017. To achieve this, the company's Information Security Management System (ISMS) was put through its paces by independent experts. The rigorous testing included the company's data security guidelines used in every operational area, and whether they are adhered to in practice. Moreover, the experts also examined how sensitive data was administered, and secured, and they likewise looked at access control, communications security, employee management and the procedure adopted in the case of a fault.

With the ISO-27001 certification Hytera is providing reliable evidence that the company handles sensitive data and information responsibly. Every year an independent expert examines the Information and Data Security standards established by the certification.