A single conversation could cost you millions.
Mobile devices are a growing part of any risk management program. And, the sensors they contain will only become more important to secure as digital assistants proliferate and capture more and more sensitive conversations, not to mention the risk of mics and cameras being used by malicious actors.
Smartphone sensors (microphones, cameras and RF) offer a wealth of unfiltered access into the day-to-day, real-time operations of a company, exposing the most sensitive conversations of executives and others with valuable information. And the threat extends to wherever users take their phones — behind the closed doors of important meetings, international travel, the offices of customers and partners, at play and more.
Data collection from smartphones can be used to stitch together information previously not available or documented, often in a more timely fashion than what is available via other means of surveillance/hacking, as the most sensitive information is typically discussed before it is reduced to writing. To an enterprise, this can mean the loss of competitive leadership and financial stability.
As overwhelming as it is to protect smartphones across all the layers of the supply chain, what's even more concerning is the lack of tools available to analyze, detect and protect them from vulnerabilities. Today's best practices allow for policing apps, encrypting data and looking for anomalies. But solutions for the full smartphone ecosystem do not yet exist, and this leaves companies and users at the mercy of the malicious actor, organization or nation state who's trying to gain a competitive, political or financial advantage.
Stopping mobile espionage requires a sophisticated combination of hardware, software and industrial design. The Privoro Privacy Guard is an air-gapped, hardened hardware appliance that fits around and over your smartphone to stop surveillance by jamming the microphones, covering the cameras and reducing the RF signals to a point where location tracking is nearly impossible. When the audio and camera protections are engaged, you have access to all of your phone's features except those using the microphones and cameras. The RF cover puts your phone in an undetectable/untraceable mode that is most beneficial when you need to be "off the grid" or when passing through choke-points where your phone may be compromised by RF layer attacks.
Mobile Espionage [Whitepaper]
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