Zero Trust Security

Zero Trust Security

Zero Trust Security (ZTS) is a cybersecurity paradigm that fundamentally shifts the traditional approach to network security. Rather than assuming that entities within the network are trustworthy, Zero Trust operates on the principle of “never trust, always verify.”

Zero Trust Security for 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.

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, further emphasized by section 889(b) directive. 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 Human Interface Device (HID) bad USB devices or Physical layer network implants. These challenges are also supported by the Comply-to-Connect and various Zero Trust Security guidelines.

Implementing Zero Trust Security and securing your network assets at the hardware layer by using a field-proven solution developed by Sepio, will be the first step in bringing your cyber security posture to the next level Zero Trust Security guidelines (ThinkShield Hardware Defense).

Zero Trust Security
Pursuing Zero Trust Network Access? First make sure that your devices are trusted.

Key Challenges

Total visibility is required to account for all of the agencies’ IT/OT/IoT assets – Knowing what you have, verifying what you own and only then trusting it. Spoofed devices, physical layer implants, “hiding” in the physical layer, or impersonating as legitimate devices while sharing the same logical identification are hard to identify using existing technology. Rogue wireless AP’s that can be used for attacks both in the enterprise and remote working security risks environment underscore the importance of Zero Trust Security.

Zero Trust Hardware Access

Sepio’s solution uses a unique algorithm based on physical layer fingerprinting module augmented by Machine Learning techniques. The unique approach allows Sepio to discover and report ALL devices, rogue devices included, enforce usage policies, deliver risk insights and device scoring, all within the context of Zero Trust Security.
By enabling organizations full visibility of their IT/OT/IoT assets, a stronger cybersecurity posture and true Zero Trust Hardware Access methodology are achieved with the following highlights:

  • Asset visibility
  • Policy management
  • Device risk scoring
  • Risk insights & actionable playbook
  • Embedded Device Threat intelligence database
  • Extensive device hunting, IR & Forensic features
  • Fully integrated with popular orchestration & automation products

Main Benefits of Sepio’s Network and End Point Cybersecurity

Complete Visibility of all Hardware Assets

With all devices and anomalies detected, enterprises benefit from a greater overall cybersecurity posture. Gaining full visibility of all hardware devices from endpoint peripherals to connected devices (IT/OT/IoT), Sepio uses unique physical layer visibility hardware fingerprinting technology and data augmentation from endpoints and networks, aligned with Zero Trust Security.

Full Control Through Predefined Policies

Enterprise-wide policies enable compliance, regulation and best practices.
With predefined templates and no base lining or whitelisting, and no requirement for a clean environment start, Sepio provides a fast and easy setup.

Rogue Device Mitigation (RDM)

Threat mitigation upon the discovery of rogue or threatening devices is a critical aspect of Zero Trust Security. Integrations with existing security platforms such as NACs and SOARs for mitigation and remediation enhancements.

See Every Known and Shadow Asset. Prioritize and Mitigate Risks.

Talk to an expert. It will help you understand how to use Sepio’s patented technology to gain control of your asset risks.

Read the Zero Trust Hardware Access Solution Brief (pdf)
May 4th, 2021