Motorola Solutions expands cyber security services for public safety

New service helps customers identify, manage cyber security risks and respond to potential breaches in interoperable networks, radios, software and more by using its proven expertise in securing mission-critical technology

Motorola Solutions expands cyber security services for public safety

Motorola Solutions has introduced an expanded cyber security service offering for use by government and public safety customers especially, as they share information across agencies and work together to solve crimes.

The company’s new Cybersecurity Professional Service is a collaborative effort with customers to help them identify and manage cyber risk within their operations by evaluating technology, processes and staff capabilities and recommending solutions to help agencies respond quickly and effectively to potential breaches.

According to a recent survey of businesses and government agencies, the number of cyber security incidents detected by respondents climbed to 42.8 million in 2014, an increase of more than 48% in just one year. That’s the equivalent of 117,339 incoming attacks each day for a year.

Cybersecurity Professional Services is designed to help maintain the integrity of police investigations by protecting against cyber threats to mission-critical radio networks and real-time information sources such as videos of incidents and photographs and fingerprints of suspects that are shared between agencies.

The new service comes in addition to Motorola Solutions capabilities that already help prevent breaches such as network security monitoring and software security updates, which enable customers to maintain the most current and effective versions of programmes like records management systems.

“Many organisations believe their most sensitive mission-critical information is safe, but it is becoming clear that even public safety and government agencies are prime targets for cyber criminals,” said Kelly Mark, corporate vice president, Motorola Solutions.

“Cybersecurity Professional Services builds on Motorola Solutions’ decades-long experience in mission-critical security services and helps customers respond quickly to ever-changing security threats by providing periodic assessments to identify risks and prioritise next steps to maintain secure communications.”

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