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. Therefore a proper cyber security plan for the federal government is crucial.
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.
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.
Federal government cyber security
Sepio Systems 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 Systems HAC-1 brings the ultimate solution to zero trust adoption by providing 100% hardware device visibility for Federal government cyber security.
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 critical infrastructure is key.