Video: Protect Your Office From Wireless Attacks

by Rashelle Broadhuhn 14. September 2016 09:33

This video demonstration by Motherboard explains how sophisticated hackers can use RF radio frequencies emitted from electronic devices to wirelessly bug your office and unveil your company's sensitive data. API Technologies' SST and Emcon-brand TEMPEST solutions shield your office equipment, preventing the exploitation of sensitive data.

Explore our full range of SST and Emcon Security Solutions to learn more!

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VIDEO: Protect Your Sensitive Data with Emcon® Brand TEMPEST and Secure Products

by Molly Weis 10. August 2016 15:25

Learn more about Emcon's line of secure communications solutions and Emcon brand TEMPEST products in this product overview video. Emcon's products are designed to protect data that, if compromised, could result in severe financial, political, privacy, or defense-related consequences.

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INFOGRAPHIC: What is TEMPEST?

by Jaymie Murray 6. January 2016 08:17

In commemoration of the upcoming Data Privacy & Protection Day on January 28th, the API blog will be highlighting our Secure Systems & Information Assurance products and capabilities. First we will explore TEMPEST... its history, how it impacts secure government and military data, and how the SST range of TEMPEST products can mitigate threats. To learn more about TEMPEST products and solutions, including thin clientsnotebooks, plugin filters, affordable monitors and computers, and more, visit sst.ws.

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API Technologies' Secure Systems & Information Assurance: 2015 Year in Review

by Jaymie Murray 15. December 2015 09:43

2015 was a busy year for API's Secure Systems & Information Assurance (SSIA) lines, which includes the SST and Emcon brands. Several new TEMPEST products made their debut this year, broadening our roster of highly secure communications offerings. 

Emcon TEMPEST Brother Colour MFC-9340CDW Printer, Scanner & Fax

Emcon’s Secure TEMPEST version of the Brother MFC-9340cdw is the perfect choice for today’s multipurpose office. This fast, reliable digital colour All-in-One with duplex (2-sided) printing incorporates the time-saving addition of single-pass duplex scanning.

 

Emcon Two and Four Port TEMPEST Level I DVI DeskSavers

Both the two and four port DVI DeskSaver models from Emcon provide the highest possible port-to-port isolation (through the use of unidirectional data diodes) between two or four connected computers. They are ideally suited for any office environment looking to conserve space and maximize productivity, such as those outlined in the Government of Canada’s dynamic Workplace 2.0 Initiative, while maintaining the highest level of security. Several cable options are available for easy configuration management.

 

SST Secure Data Hub

The SST Secure Data Hub is a portable encryption unit designed to facilitate secure communications. It's ease of transport makes the Secure Data Hub an ideal choice for mobile office settings. The Secure Data Hub encrypts and securely transmits sensitive and classified information for up to four connected devices, including tablets and laptops.

SST Cisco VoIP Telephone

The ST7965TF is ideal where a feature-rich colour display VoIP telephone is required for TEMPEST environments. Based on the Cisco 7965G, the SST TEMPEST VoIP telephone augments the advanced OEM with security features such as onboard fibre Ethernet and push to talk functionality on the handset. The large colour display and intuitive navigation combine toprovide an enhanced user experience. The ST7965TF supports SIP and SCCP signalling protocols with additional security features. The G.722 codec and wideband functionality combine to provide greater voice clarity andintelligibility with reduced listener fatigue, without increasing bandwidth requirement. This TEMPEST VoIP telephone combines industry leading Cisco technology supporting multiple QoS and VLAN options and media encryption capabilities with the proven engineering, integration, and compliance capabilities of SST.

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Data Privacy & Protection Week: Meet Richard Mundy, SSIA Security Manager

by Karen Gait 27. January 2015 11:38

As part of our Data Protection Week we introduce the SSIA Security Manager Richard Mundy, who is responsible for the overall data protection and information security for the SST product line. As technical sales director and security manager, Richard is responsible for managing key sales accounts as well as information and overall security at the SST location.

Q: What is your background and when did you start at SST?

A: As a teenager I completed an apprenticeship with Square D Ltd during which achieved a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. This resulted in a role as a design engineer. I have been a senior development engineer / assistant chief engineer at Philips TMC designing telephone equipment and PABXs where I also gained my Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. After holding a variety of senior management roles at Dowty Limited and Menvier, I joined SST as the technical director (which has evolved into the technical sales director role) I also took on the additional responsibility of the security manager. 

Q: How important is data protection in your role?

A: Data protection is vital for all companies in order to protect sensitive competitive information.  This ranges from critical design information through to financial and operating information for companies. Every company also has an obligation to protect an individual’s identity and information, whether this be employee, customer, or supplier. With our role in the industry in which we operate this is particularly important as we handle classified information on behalf of the UK government and NATO organisations. This is a full time commitment to keeping aware of the latest risks and vulnerabilities, taking appropriate action to mitigate these threats, and managing the IT infrastructure to provide the best possible protection. 

Q: Is data protection and information security important away from the workplace?

A: For a great deal of these issues highlighted for companies to consider, there are parallels for individuals to consider in their home life.  The consequences of identity theft are well publicised and can cause significant financial or other hardships.  We should all be well aware of looking after our credit card and similar personal details nowadays, but how far do we take this really?  Do we adequately destroy bill receipts?  Are we careful of what we throw into the general refuse bin?  Do we change default passwords on home WIFI networks and similar equipments? Maybe not as often as we should... it is critical that we are equally vigilant in our personal life as in our work environment.

API's Most Exciting New Products of 2013: SST's TEMPEST Level A Laptop

by Karen Gait 20. December 2013 10:41

2013 was an exciting year at API.  Across divisions and across the world, the API team has introduced diverse new products ranging from tactical power supplies and microwave amplifiers to TEMPEST laptops and circular connectors.

This post is the first in a series looking back at some of the new and innovative products that API has launched over the past year.

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In order to be eligible to enter the competitive tendering process for a European MOD organisation, API's SST divison needed to offer a TEMPEST level A laptop. During the tender process it was discovered that our current OEM was End of Life, and should we win would not be available for this tender.

The tender criteria meant that cost was equally as important as technical compliance, and whilst the SST ethos is to produce the most aesthetically pleasing unit which exceeds the customer’s expectations with regards to functionality as well as appearance, this had to be tempered with a real focus on the unit cost of the laptop as European tenders are highly competitive.

 

Our design department was tasked with providing an attractive solution that met the target price identified by our sales team. I am proud that Sales and Engineering worked well together and compromised and cooperated to formulate a solution, ultimately resulting in the creation of the SN6570TF TEMPEST SDIP-27 Level A Laptop.

SST won the tender, and because of all the good work done when we produced the laptop, we came in under budget on material costs, the production team was able to meet the original anticipated build time, and we were able to send the customer an attractive, technically-compliant solution on time!

To me, this laptop highlights the benefits of a company like SST within an organisation like API.  We are small enough to be able to form close teams that work well and recognise each other’s skills and strengths, yet we have the backing of such a strong brand name as API which provides additional confidence to our customers during the tendering process.

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