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Telecom Liechtenstein Protects Geneva Airport Against Mobile Eavesdropping

Telecom Liechtenstein (FL1) has announced a contract to protect Geneva Airport against electronic eavesdropping and disruptions to mobile networks. FL1 Overwatch is a service specifically designed to protect companies or information-sensitive individuals. The system reports any detected attempts at espionage directly to the Mobile Security Alarm Centre in Liechtenstein, which triggers alerts and countermeasures.

Specifically, so-called IMSI catchers (fake mobile communication base stations) or jamming transmitters can be identified, located and analysed before countermeasures are taken. Due to the high concentration of large international organisations and embassies in the Geneva area, Geneva Airport as a hub is frequented to a particularly high degree by exposed persons with highly confidential knowledge. By using FL1 services, Geneva is the first airport to offer its visitors full integrity of mobile networks in critical areas and can therefore ensure enhanced protection of mobile communications as well as mobile devices used by passengers, employees and security personnel against electronic attacks. In addition, the technology protects against disruption of operations by identifying and preventing such attack attempts at an early stage.

As a result of cooperation between Berlin’s GSMK, a provider of mobile network security, and FL1, security technologies that until now were only accessible to telecommunication network operators and public authorities have now also been made available for the first time to companies and organisations as a managed service.

Thanks to the strategic partnership with parent company A1 Telekom Austria Group, FL1 has access to the latest technologies and an international network. Through its strategic business unit FL1 Cyber Security, FL1 provides large national and international organisations in Europe with next-generation managed security services from its base in Liechtenstein.

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