Federal, Zero Trust Hardware Access

Cyber security blog by Sepio Systems

Federal agencies and the nation’s critical infrastructure – such as energy, transportation systems, communications, and financial services-depend on IT systems to carry out operations and process essential data. But the risks to these IT systems are increasing including insider threats from witting or unwitting employees, escalating and emerging threats from around the globe, and the emergence of new and more destructive attacks.

As per GAO’s recommendation – Establishing a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and performing effective oversight with regards to mitigation of global supply chain risks and possible malicious hardware is of the utmost importance, further emphasized by section 889b directive. Tackling this challenge requires complete visibility to your Hardware assets, regardless of their characteristics and the interface used for connection, as attackers take advantage of the “blind” spots – mainly through USB Human Interface Device (HID) emulating devices or Physical layer network implants. These challenges are also supported by the Comply-to-Connect and various Zero Trust guidelines.

Securing your network assets at the hardware layer by using a field proven solution developed by Cyber Physical Security experts, will be the first step in bringing your cyber security posture to the next level.

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