HACx Overview

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The Hardware Access Control Index (HACx) developed by Sepio seeks to assess enterprises’ hardware security posture through objective indicators. Typically, hardware security fails to receive the same level of attention and funding as other areas of cybersecurity, such as network and endpoint security, thereby creating a blind spot that leaves enterprises vulnerable. Moreover, malicious actors exploit the visibility challenge by carrying out destructive hardware-based attacks. The HACx aims to convert this level of vulnerability into numerical values, presenting a clear indication of the enterprise’s hardware security posture to improve situational awareness. In addition to an overall hardware security score, the HACx offers detailed risk insights to deliver a more granular assessment. Further, the HACx presents a peer comparison to indicate how the enterprise measures up to its contemporaries which, in doing so, provides context to the HACx scale.

The HACx contains 7 aggregated indicators, comprised of 29 subindicators and 148 microindicators, that look at both the external and internal threat landscape. Additionally, HACx relies on primary and secondary data sources to provide an objective assessment of the enterprise’s hardware security posture, the results of which get presented on a detailed scorecard.

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Sepio’s Hardware Access Control HAC-1, provides 100% hardware device visibility for critical infrastructure.

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

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

Lastly, the idea is to Verify and then Trust that those assets are what they say they are.

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

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.

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

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

Critical infrastructure protects the nation, and HAC-1 is here to protect.

Embracing Zero Trust Hardware Access in critical infrastructure is key.

HACx Overview