Safer Cities & Public Services

Enhancing the quality, performance and safety of infrastructure & public services to meet the changing demands of society from population growth and evolving threats to security.

Biometrics & Analytics

Public and private sector organisations are looking for ways to improve security and validate identity. Biometrics can play a significant role in verifying identity, access control, surveillance, watch lists and behavioural analysis – for smart and secure businesses and cities.

NEC’s biometric authentication uses the unique physical and behavioural characteristics of individuals to determine their identities, sidestepping the problems inherent in other means of identification. NEC has experience across law enforcement and border security, as well as in commercial deployments in airports, gaming/clubs, healthcare and at major venues.

NEC’s solutions are based on world-leading algorithms – resulting in business efficiency, productivity gains & reduced cost per identification. A high level of compliance and NEC’s ability to integrate with existing infrastructure, hardware, systems and user interfaces also means that our solutions can grow with customers’ business needs.

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Cyber Security

Global cyber security threats have evolved dramatically over the last decade, driven by the increased adoption of cloud computing and take up of mobile devices. This has created a dynamic landscape where organisations require a range of mitigation strategies to effectively protect digital assets and meet increasing compliance obligations.

Cyber-attacks against enterprise and Government IT systems often cost millions of dollars to recover from and these costs are rising with the massive adoption among enterprise of smart technologies and connected devices that make up the Internet of Things. Responding to these challenges, NEC Australia has established a new Global Security Intelligence Centre (GSIC) in Adelaide.

Complimenting NEC’s investment in similar facilities in Japan and Singapore, the $4.38M facility will develop, deliver and extend NEC Australia’s cyber security capabilities. This will enable the adoption of new business models and the creation of many new, highly skilled jobs in Australia.

NEC Australia’s cyber security framework is very much focussed on People, Process and Technology to ensure that our customers effectively manage their exposure to cyber-attack. We offer a broad range of security solutions and services, from consulting and integration through to managed security services and ‘as a service’ security services.

While the IT systems of critical infrastructure providers face the same level of risk from cyber-attacks as do other enterprises in the private and public sectors, a cyber-attack on critical infrastructure can have much broader and deeper consequences for society and the economy. This puts added pressure on IT decision makers and influences how they design, implement and maintain their cyber-defences.

Accepting the fact that the threats are both constant and, in terms of the means and methods, constantly evolving, the key to successful mitigation is the development of a proactive strategy of monitoring and detection. This includes close collaboration with all stakeholders in critical infrastructure operations and the involvement of senior leadership in driving strategy. A recent report by The Economist (pdf) analyses the results of a global survey of 200 executives with responsibility for supporting and managing critical infrastructure IT systems.

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Smart & Safer Cities

Today, city services and infrastructure are facing greater pressure. As urbanisation continues, citizens are consuming more resources, producing more waste and demanding better living conditions in ever greater levels of density.

At the same time, governments face tighter budgets, ageing infrastructure and the pressure to sustain the commercial attractiveness of their urban areas and the prosperity of their communities.

Technology exists to help increase citizen standards of living while enhancing community economic resilience. The combination of connected devices, cloud networking and affordable individual mobility compute power can help reinvent cities.

NEC uses an open-source platform and open data as cornerstones to building a smart city. The platform can integrate existing systems and scale for future services. City technology partnered with the local community helps drive the transformation of cities for a new age.

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