Vladimir Cizelj, PhD and the Vlatacom Institute Help Us Understand the Risk of Cyber Threats
In these early years of the 21st century, it is more than clear that our societies and economies have shifted a significant portion of their activities online. To keep pace and remain competitive, prominent organizations and governments are implementing advanced technologies. Moreover, their operations increasingly rely on cyberspace activities which certainly helps them achieve optimal efficiency but also exposes them to cyber threats. ICT security has long become a building block of digital transformation and solution providers and system integrators like Vladimir Cizelj, PhD and the Vlatacom Institute are the go-to experts for shielding systems against cyber threats.
Understanding the risk of cyber threats
Cyber threats go hand in hand with digital innovations because advancements are made in all directions. As data and information are what fuels progress, high-profile stakeholders such as governments, banks, financial institutions, research centers, and the likes invest heavily in maintaining the highest security standards.
This is not only to prevent financial loss and loss of information. What is even more important is protecting the reputation and trustworthiness of an organization. Citizens worldwide insist on digital security and loss of trust in an organization that handles their sensitive information can be detrimental to any company or government body.
In addition to sometimes unrecoverable trust, there are even more severe issues related to individual and national safety that can occur if cyber threats are not addressed timely. And when human safety is at stake, there is no room for delayed action.
Vladimir Cizelj and Vlatacom as ICT security partners
Vladimir Cizelj, PhD founded the Vlatacom Institute in 1997 as a private company. Over the years and thanks to professional excellence and results provided by Vladimir Cizelj and his team, the company grew to a Motorola representative in Serbia. Their activities swayed towards the engineering and production of telecom and ICT solutions. Furthermore, the quality of their technology has led to Vlatacom’s certification as the first private scientific and engineering institute in the same fields in Serbia in 2015.
Ever since then, Vlatacom Institute and Vladimir Cizelj have been at the forefront of ICT as a result of their mission to foster innovation and development in the fields of applied and secure information communication technology.
Their expertise has made them one of the most reliable government security technology partners and forged strong partnerships with many organizations and governments in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Not only have they won the trust of high-stake entities, but Vladimir Cizelj and his team of scientists and experts have won numerous national and international awards and research grants including the EU’s grant for research and innovation within the Horizon 2020 Programme.
Vlatacom ICT solutions
Close collaboration between Vlatacom and security and ICT security departments has yielded in the development of some of the most advanced security products and systems. Their portfolio of technology includes cutting edge encryption and authentication devices with cryptography features.
The National Crypto Center (NCC) is the focal point of ICT security when it comes to corporate or state-level security. The NCC is a platform for highly-secured e-government services, digital identity management, the creation of cryptographic keys, and the authentication of all devices that belong to the system.
Speaking of cryptography, the Vlatacom True Random Number Generator (vTRNG) is a device for cryptographic key generation and one of the key elements of NCC. To be able to transport such sensitive data to remote locations and establish encryption communication channels, the Institute has designed the Key Distribution System (vKDD) which is a robust terminal with high-level and multi-factor authentication and tamper-proof encrypted memory.
Meeting the evolving needs of high-capacity technology such as fiber optics, the Reliable Communication Channel (vREBECCA) is a solution by Vlatacom with high transfer and encryption capacities engineered to support the transmission of data in fiber optic systems.
In addition to large-scale systems, Vladimir Citzelj and his team have also worked on the development of personal crypto platforms like Vlatacom’s Personal Crypto Platform (vPCP-V) for secure voice and text information exchange. Moreover, the Personal Crypto Platform for File encryption and Cloud collaboration (vPCP-FC) serves as a shield for file exchange via insecure channels like public Internet connection and steganography tool for concealing sensitive content inside file formats like .png, .pdf, .avi, or .zip.
All of the solutions are created with the aim to elevate ICT security and establish a system that can create unique digital identities, verify, and authenticate each user and piece of equipment in the system.
It would be unrealistic to expect that cyber threats can be eradicated because as much as there are people devoted to improving systems, there are also people who want to destabilize them. ICT security is therefore an essential and inseparable element of digital transformation. Vladimir Cizelj, PhD, Vlatacom, and other technology providers from the private sector understand the risks of cyber threats. Their dedication to science and innovation is what sets them apart as reliable partners for organizations and enterprises seeking to improve their security and efficiency.