Zero Trust Hardware

Zero Trust Hardware

This report explains the Zero Trust Hardware crucial role in cybersecurity with an introduction to Sepio Asset Risk Management commercial platform.

The cybersecurity industry occasionally identifies a general concept that appears to meet the needs of all participants in an effective manner. Multifactor authentication, least privilege access, segregation of authorized duties, and automated correlation of indicators of compromise (IOC), along with Zero Trust Hardware, are all examples of principles that collectively comprise the foundational base of the cybersecurity discipline.

Another generally accepted protection concept has emerged known as Zero Trust.Originally introduced in an industry analyst report, Zero Trust helps to drive enterprise network designs that are free of a firewall-protected perimeter. Specifically, the idea of Zero Trust explains the condition that results for end users with devices accessing workloads hosted in public clouds. Neither entity can fully trust the other, which drives security controls for the session.

One aspect of the zero trust model that has received relatively little attention is the hardware aspect of its practical implementation. That is, where most zero trust architectures emphasize software controls for endpoints, networks, cloud infrastructure, and containerized applications, the role of Zero Trust Hardware in assuring the integrity of endpoints, servers, and other devices has been less examined by the cybersecurity community.

Sepio Approach to Zero Trust Hardware

Enhanced Hardware Visibility for Zero Trust

Sepio’s platform offers real-time and accurate visibility into deployed hardware devices. By utilizing a unique fingerprinting algorithm based on physical layer visibility, organizations can gain insights into their hardware assets, going beyond traditional IT inventories.

Securing Access in a Zero Trust Environment

Hardware security plays a vital role in enforcing zero trust access policies. Sepio’s platform ensures that only trusted devices with verified fingerprints are granted access to critical resources. By eliminating dependence on perimeter-based security, organizations can achieve a truly robust zero trust architecture.

Mitigating Rogue Device Risks

One of the key challenges in zero trust implementation is the presence of rogue or fake devices (bad USB). Sepio’s solution helps organizations identify and mitigate such risks by detecting suspicious fingerprints or behaviors. This proactive approach to rogue device detection adds an additional layer of security to safeguard networks and protect against unauthorized access attempts.

In this report, we discuss the zero trust model in the context of underlying hardware. With emphasis on endpoint protection and monitoring. We explain how hardware security can help avoid rogue or fake devices, and how this supports a cybersecurity.

Through a comprehensive understanding of hardware security, organizations can strengthen their cybersecurity defenses.

Talk to an expert. Discover how Sepio‘s platform provides enhanced hardware visibility, and enables proactive detection of rogue devices. Safeguard your network, protect critical resources, and embrace a robust Zero Trust Hardware approach.

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October 18th, 2021