Federal Agencies and Government Cybersecurity

Government Cybersecurity

In today’s digital landscape, federal agencies and critical infrastructure sectors rely heavily on IT systems to carry out their operations. However, the increasing risks to these systems, including insider threats, necessitate a robust cybersecurity plan.

To address these challenges, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended the establishment of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy. To mitigate risks associated with the global supply chain and potential malicious hardware. Taking these steps is essential to safeguarding the integrity and security of critical government systems.

Achieving this level of protection requires complete visibility into hardware assets, regardless of their characteristics or connection interfaces. Attackers often exploit “blind spots” in the system, particularly through USB Human Interface Device (HID) implants. By implementing a field-proven solution developed by Sepio, you can secure your network assets and elevate your cybersecurity posture.

Investing in a reliable and proven hardware-level security solution will be the crucial first step towards enhancing the government’s cybersecurity resilience. This approach ensures that potential vulnerabilities are effectively addressed and mitigated, providing comprehensive protection against both known and emerging threats.

By prioritizing government cybersecurity and embracing advanced solutions, federal agencies can fortify their IT systems. Protect critical infrastructure, and ensure the secure processing of sensitive data. Taking proactive measures is paramount in safeguarding national security and maintaining public trust in the face of evolving cyber threats.

Key Challenges

Total visibility is required to account for all of the agencies IT/OT/ IoT assets – Knowing what you have, protecting what you own.

Manipulated HID devices, which impersonate as legitimate devices, sharing the same logical identification, cannot be identified with existing solutions.

Physical layer implants or spoofing devices cannot be identified by existing Network Access Control (NAC)/Intrusion Detection System (IDS) solutions, as they have visibility from L2 (MAC) and above.

How Sepio Reduces the Federal Government’s Cybersecurity Risk

By discovering rogue devices through physical layer hardware fingerprinting and behavior analytics, Sepio’s solution, provides alerts for security threats, enforces policies and delivers risk insights and best practices recommendations.

Network Security

Works at the Physical Layer, polling switches to analyze what is happening at that layer and detecting all devices including rogue devices plugged into the Ethernet network.

Peripheral Protection

Guards against rogue devices connected to USB ports through multiple security layers, including real-time behavior analysis of suspicious devices. A Rogue Device being used to carry out an attack on an organization would be detected and blocked.

Federal Agencies and Government Cybersecurity Risk Plan

The importance of a proper cybersecurity plan cannot be overstated. It is crucial to maintain the trust and confidence of citizens while safeguarding national security interests.

A comprehensive and proactive cybersecurity plan is essential for federal agencies and critical infrastructure sectors. By embracing risk management strategies, and employee awareness programs, the federal government can effectively mitigate risks. Protect sensitive data, ensuring the operation of critical systems and upholding national security.

Sepio Cybersecurity Asset Risk Management

Sepio offers a powerful solution to reduce cybersecurity risks for the federal government. By leveraging physical layer hardware fingerprinting and behavior analytics. Sepio’s innovative technology enables the discovery of rogue devices. Provides alerts for security threats, enforcing policies, and delivering valuable risk insights and best practices recommendations.

One crucial aspect of government cybersecurity is network security. Sepio’s solution operates at the physical layer, effectively analyzing and monitoring switches to gain comprehensive visibility into network activity. By identifying and mitigating such threats, Sepio enhances network security for federal agencies.

In addition to network security, Sepio’s solution focuses on peripheral protection. With an emphasis on guarding against rogue devices connected to USB ports. Real-time analysis of suspicious devices forms a crucial part of this approach.

By continuously monitoring and analyzing device behavior, Sepio effectively detects and blocks any rogue device that could be utilized to carry out an attack on an organization. This proactive defense mechanism enhances the overall cybersecurity posture for government entities.

Sepio’s cutting-edge solution offers comprehensive risk reduction for the federal government. By leveraging advanced technologies and behavioral analysis, Sepio ensures the protection of critical infrastructure, sensitive data, and network assets. By staying ahead of emerging threats, Sepio empowers government agencies to safeguard their systems, mitigate risks, and maintain a secure operational environment.

With Sepio’s robust technology, federal agencies can effectively strengthen their cybersecurity posture, protect against emerging threats, and maintain the integrity of their operations.
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September 8th, 2020