Food & Beverage IT/OT Environment

OT Environment

You wouldn’t want to hear that the supplier that provides your local supermarket with all the goods that fill your refrigerator has been mixing the raw materials with the cooked materials. I doubt you’re in the mood for salmonella. Well just like you’d expect the supplier to be taking essential steps to ensure that this risk management procedure, and all others, are taking full effect, you should also hope that food and beverage manufacturers are implementing comprehensive measures of cybersecurity. Yes, the term cybersecurity sounds odd when it’s mentioned in the same sentence as the words “food” and “beverage”, but bad actors are greedy and, to them, anyone is a potential target.

Food manufacturers are often large corporations that generate high amounts of data that, if encrypted by a malicious actor, can be held for ransom. The cost of a ransomware attack, especially if the organization obtains proprietary recipes, formulas, and processes, can be in the realm of millions of dollars. Furthermore, a ransomware attack can seriously impact an organization’s operational capabilities, thus causing a loss of productivity and, as a result, a fall in profits. Fleury Michon, a French food manufacturer, was hit with an attack that caused its factories and logistics unit to shut down for five days and, although the monetary cost of the attack was not disclosed, being unable to operate for five days would have most likely had a significant financial impact.

The costs are not limited to the ransom amount. An attack on a food manufacturer can seriously damage its consumer trust and company’s image, causing financial consequences to profitability. Moreover, stealing company secrets, such as secret recipe ingredients, can impact innovation and, as a result, influence competitiveness.

An adversary might want to sabotage the competition and, since a lot of processes are managed by machines, manipulating the recipe of a product can be done by attacking these machines. Producing food or beverages that taste different to how they are supposed to could discourage consumers from purchasing the product again. In more serious cases, machines can be altered to stop detecting allergens and harmful substances, putting the consumers at serious risk.

Additionally, food and beverage manufacturers are part of a supply chain and therefore have access to not only their own data, but also to some data belonging to other organizations in the network. The food and beverage manufacturer might simply be an entry point for an attacker aiming for another organization within the same supply chain.

Just because this industry does not suffer from cyberattacks at the same level as other industries such as healthcare and financial services, that does not mean that cybersecurity can be ignored. Food and beverage manufacturers need to implement comprehensive measures to ensure that they are protected from bad actors seeking to cause damage. It is better to have protection measures in place rather than dealing with the consequences of not having any.

OT Environment

Sepio Hardware Access Control HAC-1, provides 100% hardware device visibility.

HAC-1 enables Hardware Access Control by setting rules based on the devices characteristics.

HAC-1 instantly detects any devices which breach the set rules and automatically block them to prevent malicious attacks.

The idea is to Verify and then Trust that those assets are what they say they are.

Sepio’s HAC-1 brings the ultimate solution to zero trust adoption by providing 100% hardware device visibility for OT Environment.

With greater visibility, the zero-trust architecture can grant access decisions with complete information.

Thus, enhancing the enterprise’s protection within, and outside of, its traditional perimeters.

The Hardware Access Control capabilities of HAC-1, block Rogue Devices as soon as they are detected

HAC-1 stop an attack at the first instance, not even allowing such devices to make network access requests.

HAC-1 is here to protect Government Agencies and the nation’s critical infrastructure

Embracing Zero Trust Hardware Access in OT Environment and IT Environment is key.

Sepio platform uses a novel algorithm, a combination of physical layer fingerprinting module coupled with a Machine Learning module – providing the sought-after visibility and enforcement level, it is further augmented by a threat intelligence database – ensuring a lower risk hardware infrastructure.

Hardware Assets Control solution for OT Environment and IT Environment-Food and Beverage

Sepio Hardware Access Control HAC-1, provides 100% hardware device visibility.

HAC-1 enables Hardware Access Control by setting rules based on the devices characteristics.

HAC-1 instantly detects any devices which breach the set rules and automatically block them to prevent malicious attacks.

The idea is to Verify and then Trust that those assets are what they say they are.

With greater visibility, the zero-trust architecture can grant access decisions with complete information.

Thus, enhancing the enterprise’s protection within, and outside of, its traditional perimeters.

The Hardware Access Control capabilities of HAC-1, block Rogue Devices as soon as they are detected

Our HAC-1 solution stops an attack at the first instance, not even allowing such devices to make network access requests.

Sepio Hardware Access Control HAC-1 provides 100% hardware device visibility. No device goes unmanaged. Rogue Devices are block as soon as they are detected. HAC-1 solution stops an attack at the first instance, not even allowing such devices to make network access requests.

Physical Layer Fingerprinting

Sepio is the only company in the world to undertake Physical Layer fingerprinting . HAC-1 detects and handles all peripherals; no device goes unmanaged.

With this total visibility, a stronger cyber security posture is achieved. There is no longer needed to rely on manual reporting or employee compliance. Sepio manage security and provides answers to questions such as:

  • Do we have an implant or spoofed device in our network?
  • How many IoT devices do we have?
  • Who are the top 5 vendors for devices found in our network?
  • Where are the most vulnerable switches in our network?

Having visibility across all hardware assets provides a more comprehensive cyber security defense. Reduce the risk of a hardware attack being successful and our private health data being stolen.

Founded in 2016 by cybersecurity industry veterans from the Israeli Intelligence community, Sepio’s HAC-1 is the first hardware access control platform that provides visibility, control, and mitigation to zero trust, insider threat, BYOD, IT, OT and IoT security programs.

Sepio’s hardware fingerprinting technology discovers all managed, unmanaged and hidden devices that are otherwise invisible to all other security tools. Sepio is a strategic partner of Munich Re, the world’s largest re-insurance company, and Merlin Cyber, a leading cybersecurity federal solution provider.

Heavy spending on cybersecurity should bring a high return on investment, yet gaps in visibility limit this. Sepio Hardware Access Control (HAC-1) solution provides a panacea to gaps in device visibility to ensure you are getting the most out of your cybersecurity investments. HAC-1 integrates with existing solutions, such as NAC, EPS, SIEM and SOAR, to enhance the organization’s cybersecurity posture. HAC-1’s deep visibility capabilities mean no device goes unmanaged; the solution identifies, detects, and handles all IT/OT/IoT devices.

Moreover, HAC-1’s policy enforcement mechanism and Rogue Device Mitigation capabilities instantly block any unapproved or rogue hardware. In doing so, ultimately, HAC-1 enables a Zero Trust Hardware Access approach which stops attackers at the first line of defense.

Sepio supporting compliance

Sepio Hardware Access Control (HAC-1) solution provides entities with the Physical Layer coverage they need to obtain complete device visibility. And, in doing so, also provides protection against hardware-based attacks. As the leader in Rogue Device Mitigation (RDM), Sepio’s solution identifies, detects and handles all peripherals; no device goes unmanaged.

HAC-1 uses Physical Layer fingerprinting technology and Machine Learning to calculate a digital fingerprint from the electrical characteristics of all devices and compares them against known fingerprints.

In doing so, HAC-1 is able to provide organizations with ultimate device visibility and detect vulnerable devices and switches within the infrastructure. In addition to the deep visibility layer, a comprehensive policy enforcement mechanism recommends on best practice policy and allows the administrator to define a strict, or more granular, set of rules for the system to enforce. When a device breaches the pre-set policy, HAC-1 automatically instigates a mitigation process that instantly blocks unapproved or Rogue hardware.

Furthermore, HAC-1’s RDM capabilities support compliance with Section 8 of the EO, which concerns the government’s investigative and remediation capabilities. Section 8 focuses on enhancing data collection efforts in order to improve the investigation and remediation processes following an incident. HAC-1 logs all hardware asset information and usage and maintains such data for a period defined by the system administrator.