Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
What is Electromagnetic Interference?
Why is EMI security critical to wireless airspace defense?
The proliferation of wireless devices, ranging from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to 4G/5G and IoT technologies, has expanded the scope of EMI challenges. With hundreds of new protocols, frequencies, and operating systems now being used (outside of the WI-FI frequencies) to transmit data, over-the-air attacks are becoming increasingly more frequent and sophisticated. Without broader RF visibility, the attacks go undetected, posing risks to both operational integrity and data security.
Direct Operational Impact
Indirect Operational Impact
Interference with Communication
Reduced Battery Life
New Security Risks
Health and Safety Concerns
How do we protect against EMI vulnerabilities and exposure states?
Continuous monitoring of the network's foundational layers and EMI emissions measurements is crucial to identify compromised or counterfeit hardware that can serve as EMI vulnerabilities. Implementing an EMI Intrusion Detection System and scanning all wireless communication frequencies further safeguard against security threats and malicious activities by providing early detection capabilities.