Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) is developing a mobile cyber range and a mobile platform with the usage of internet of battlefield things (IOBT) for public safety, called “Viedsargs” (“Smartguard”).
Mobile technologies nowadays can be just as powerful weapon as armored machinery, which is why Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) is developing a mobile cyber range and a mobile platform with the usage of internet of battlefield things (IOBT) for public safety, called “Viedsargs” (“Smartguard”).
Mobile Cyber Range is a one of its kind cyber-attack testing range for mobile networks
First ever tested by NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence at the Crossed Swords 2018 exercise;
Technology to advance global defence strategies meanwhile providing solution suitable also for business.
“I really appreciate the fact that LMT and RTU have shown an initiative to work together to develop new mobile solutions in the areas of national security, which is also a vivid example of the fact that our country has high-level specialists who can compete internationally. It is safe to say that LMT as one of the most innovative Latvian companies has taken an important step towards using state-of-the-art technology for national security”, says Raimonds Bergmanis, Minister of Defense.
The “Smartguard” project is currently in the development process as an information platform for public safety sector. It will be tailor-made for security sector, with a specific data protection solution.
LMT has also created a mobile cyber range, which was already used during the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defense Center of Excellence (NATO CCD COE) Crossed Swords 2018 exercise. The exercise aimed to practice cyber defense skills. Latvia is one of the first countries in the world where such a mobile cyber range is created and already used in defense exercise. This is a significant step for Latvia, developing its expertise as a mobile network security competence center.
“Utilizing the benefits of modern technology, it is possible to achieve a high degree of efficiency in the exchange of information between public security forces. Furthermore, with the development of IOBT and with the use of multiple sensors to collect information, the “Smartguard” platform will make it possible to obtain much broader and more precise information in real-time. Talented, well-trained professionals and innovative technologies are Latvia’s gold and oil, which must be put to good use to strengthen our public safety and to raise the standard of living in Latvia”, explains Juris Binde, President, LMT.
The platform has an integrated map that can display the necessary objects and persons, as well as a secure message exchange function. With the development of 5G mobile technology, more and more sensors are being developed for sound, motion, object information and observation. In cooperation with the RTU a computer vision solution is currently in the development stage. This will allow to use artificial intelligence to identify objects and persons using the thermal imaging cameras. Sound sensors placed on the ground will allow the “Smartguard” to keep up with activity in a certain area. LMT is also working on a drone technology and a specialized balloon platform for aerial surveillance.