As hybrid working is becoming more relevant than ever before, communications security is growing increasingly important. Are you aware of how secure your calls are?
The norms that define how we work are changing and the emergence of hybrid workplaces bring about new challenges. With workforces moving remote, an increasing number of industries are facing the challenge of making sure their calls are secure. While navigating this new normal, your calls not being secure should be the least of your worries.
There are three main actions that need to be taken when considering communications security, namely ensuring an authorized connection between the headset and its base station, verifying that calls are made between authorized devices and making the call data unusable to intruders. Failing to complete these three steps will increase the risk of hackers accessing your data.
DECT Technology and Communications Security
Using a DECT™ headset is one of the ways you can enhance your communications security. This is because the DECT security chain mirrors the three steps with three processes that each hold the potential to enhance the security:
- “Per Call Authentication”
DECT is the European Telecommunications Standards Institute’s (ESTI) standard for short-range cordless communications and can be adapted for voice, data and networking applications. DECT technology has, with good reason, become the global standard for communications security, for both residential and business cordless phone communications. It enables increased communications security because data is never sent ‘over the air’, but through the headset and its base station. The EPOS headsets in the IMPACT 5000 Series have obtained the DECT Security Certificate of Conformity, ensuring higher security than a standard wireless option.