April 24, 2017
Globes.co reported that instead of investing in securing computer networks from cyber attacks they have developed a paper system that works in the same way as “security pins attached to clothing that beep” when being taken from shops. The “smart paperwork” can send out a “voice or silent warning” that it is being removed by someone.
The invention is called Tagit and feels just like any printer paper and the technology was developed by Vladimir Manov. The paper has an “invisible network” incorporated in it that acts as a sensor even if the paper is “torn, folded or crumpled” and sends a warning as soon as it is taken out of its defined protective area.
Dror Mor, CEO, Sdema Group, said: “Companies and public and governmental organizations all over the world are making huge efforts to safeguard their IT, while sensitive and confidential information worth its weight in gold can be taken out of these entities in very simple ways. Our smart paper document, which looks just like innocent printer paper that you buy in a store, significantly reduces the leaking of sensitive information from organizations.
Many cases of information leaks, including those with the potential to cause great damage to an organization, occur as a result of inattention, rather than malicious intent. We are convinced that we have a solution that facilities a simple, transparent, and non-discriminatory check of documents leaving the areas in which an organization wants to protect information.”
According to Sdema Samsung have already shown interest and put Tagit to the test as well as Israeli security agencies who also found the new technology of interest. Dan Vesely, Manager and Group Partner, Information Security and Cyber Defense, Intelligence, and Recruitment Assessment, commented: “Our technology is based on minute electromagnetic particles measured in microns, and we have patented it. The paper itself is produced in Europe, and if you compare it to ordinary pages in a stationary store, you won’t notice the difference.
“Obviously, it is more expensive than simple paper, but its use is far more controlled for that reason, and employees are required to print fewer pages, or only what is needed and essential. Security costs money, after all, and this is an excellent answer to the problem of industrial espionage or cases in which officials in sensitive positions ‘take their work home’ and remove from their organizations information that should be kept in a safe.”
Vesley added that: “For us, safe paper constitutes a supplementary product for the package of products we offer for protection of sensitive information. Companies have for years focused their efforts on protecting their IT, without giving proper attention to another problem that is just as threatening.”
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