Rave Mobile Safety Announces Cyber Security Enhancements

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Combination of product and process modifications further improve company’s security posture on the heels of industry accolades and awards

Rave Mobile Safety (Rave), provider of critical communication and data platform solutions trusted to save lives, today announced a series of product enhancements and process changes to further improve the security of its applications. The changes include a new security council augmented by industry-leading experts, implementation of leading-edge continuous monitoring solutions, increased penetration testing frequency and a series of product enhancements across the suite, including an upgrade to encryption technologies.

“We recognize the trust that our clients and users place in us,” said Rave Chief Product Officer Todd Piett. “In the effort of continuous improvement, we have proactively implemented several technology enhancements and process modifications to keep us on the best security footing possible. Security must be viewed holistically across all facets of a business, and these changes will strengthen each of those components.”

Cyber security issues continue to make headlines across the country, and the moves by Rave aim to strengthen both its defenses and those of the public safety industry. Rave’s work in obtaining Federal Security authorizations and smartphone app-related certifications with public safety groups have helped shape the program.

“In the past, we have identified vulnerabilities that impacted us and shared that information with others in the industry who we knew were also potentially exposed,” continued Piett. “A key goal of our internal security council is to formalize that ad hoc process and share learnings with industry associations and other vendors in the space. Cyber security is not a competitive differentiator; it is a baseline in which we all have a shared responsibility and interest.”

The program includes:

  •     Collaboration with industry associations and existing cybersecurity bodies to create an improved forum for anonymously sharing vulnerabilities and learnings
  •     An upgrade to the latest cryptographic technologies
  •     Implementation of a solution to conduct continuous security vulnerability testing and assessments
  •     Formalization of a dedicated cross-functional cyber security council, augmented by experts from outside the company
  •     Internal product and process enhancements to address potential vulnerabilities and weak points identified during an extensive review process
  •     Process for extending security policies and best practices to third party partners

“Rave is committed to serving our clients with the best technology possible, but cyber security is not just a technology issue,” said Tom Axbey, president and CEO of Rave. “Establishing this cross-functional council, improved by external experts, will ensure a culture of information security will continue to permeate across the organization and be core to our DNA.”

About Rave Mobile Safety

Rave Mobile Safety provides the leading critical communication and data platform trusted to help save lives. Used by leading education and healthcare institutions, enterprises and state and local public safety agencies, the award-winning Rave platform including Rave Alert™, Rave 911 Suite, Rave Panic Button™, Rave Guardian™, Rave Prepare™ and Rave Eyewitness™ protects millions of individuals. Rave Mobile Safety is headquartered in Framingham, MA. For more information, please visit https://www.ravemobilesafety.com.

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