GTL Takes Data Security Seriously to Keep Our Customers Safe

GTL Takes Data Security Seriously to Keep Our Customers Safe

Jason Marass, Information Security Director, GTL

PRNewsWire – In an ever-evolving and rapidly changing digital world, more of our private information is available for hackers to access and manipulate. The failure of companies to secure data across all levels of an organization has led to several high-profile data breaches that jeopardized trade secrets, confidential employee information, and customer data. Those kinds of breaches demonstrate an unacceptable break in trust between consumer and company.

What makes these data breaches even more frightening is the rate at which they are occurring and the ease with which they can happen. Even the most tech-savvy corporations and institutions can find themselves a target of a cyberattack, sparking a public relations nightmare and a struggle to regain consumer confidence in their brand.

We understand that reality, which is why one of the cornerstones to being an industry leader in the corrections market is taking customers’ data security seriously. Too often, companies have fallen victim to cyberattacks and data breaches, exposing confidential information for the world to access. In correctional facilities, cracks in the security infrastructure surrounding attorney–client calls can allow murderers, rapists, and hardened, violent criminals to be back on the street.

At GTL, we are working day and night to ensure that the confidential calls made using our systems are secure. Collaborating with our partners across the country, we are proud to have the most cutting-edge security systems in the corrections industry. We’re investing the time and resources towards advancing and modernizing our systems and constantly preparing ourselves against the next inevitable cyberattack.

No company is completely safe from cyberthreats. At GTL, however, we are constantly looking towards the future, working to make sure we are prepared, and providing our customers with the most up-to-date technology and cyberinfrastructure.

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July 25, 2017 / Blog

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GTL Takes Data Security Seriously to Keep Our Customers Safe

In the push to reduce the recidivism rate, correctional facilities are moving away from a traditional layout to one that is designed for inclusiveness and keeping inmates engaged with outside society. Studies have shown that maintaining a support structure is a key component to keeping inmates on the right path to successful reintegration into society after release. In Australia, a new maximum security prison opened this year that includes no cells. Instead, inmates are housed in dormitory-style accommodations with 25 inmates in 16 ‘pods’ that offer more access to education, entertainment, and communication with friends and families. This novel move seeks to enhance inmates’ daily lives by making these services more accessible and improve re-integration into society. Inmates have access to technology that connects them with friends and family members, news, books, movies, education, games, and more. They are required to work for up to five hours during the day and pursue education and other programs in the remaining time. This progressive approach aligns with GTL’s vision of technology and education being available to every inmate. “GTL has the technology portfolio to enable correctional facilities to execute their strategies,” said Gad Tobaly, President, GTL International. “Whether those strategies are similar to the open-plan jail approach or focus on a more traditional environment, we offer the innovations to help facilities become safer and more secure while providing inmates with access to programs that improve their lives during and after incarceration.” GTL creates new technologies and advocates for tablets, education, and other programs to help reduce recidivism rates. “These new facilities highlight the need for technology in corrections,” said Eric Gonzalez, Executive Director, Technology and Implementation Services. “Today’s inmates are digital natives, having grown up in the age of computers, cell phones, tablets, and more. It is only logical that providing them with technology and programs to learn and better themselves through those access points is the direction that corrections is taking.” As part of GTL’s ongoing mission to keep our offerings in line with global corrections trends, the company will once again be a sponsor at the International Corrections & Prisons Association (ICPA) Annual Conference. This year’s conference is being held at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain in Montreal, Canada. The conference theme of “Beyond Prisons: The Way Forward” will draw discussion on the underpinning philosophies, strategic direction, policies, and practices being instituted across the globe. More than 500 delegates from over 70 countries attend this prestigious conference. GTL and two collaborating organizations will present on two topics that relate to the use of technology in aiding the corrections and criminal justice systems. “Transforming the Inmate Environment: How and Why Facilities are Implementing Tablet Programs” will discuss how technology is used to humanize correctional efforts and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:00 a.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. “Virtual-Enabled Justice: Delivering Swifter Outcomes and Improved Victim and Witness Experience” will discuss the use of technology to create ‘virtual courts’ that fuel efficiency, safety, and security, and will take place on Tuesday, October 23rd at 3:30 p.m. in Maisonneuve A Room. To learn more about our technology solutions, contact GTL today.