Captain RDM – Episode #4 – Devil Wears Prada

Follow the never ending adventures of our superhero as he confronts cyber crime, state sponsored activities, internal abusers and supply chain attacks.

On this episode, our hero needs to face the toughest threat – the Human Factor. Basic legacy crime activities, such as threatening, manipulating and extortion of innocent people, resonates well with Hardware based attack tools campaigns. But, leave it to our hero to sort this out…

HAC-1

Sepio’s Hardware Access Control (HAC-1) provides a solution to this problem. HAC-1’s capabilities have resulted in a real-life use case where a client used the software to find a loophole to the issue at hand. HAC-1 provides organizations with complete visibility of all hardware assets within their infrastructure, including remote devices. In doing so, HAC-1 uses Physical Layer fingerprinting technology and Machine Learning to calculate a digital fingerprint from the electrical characteristics of all devices and compares them against known vulnerable and Rogue Devices. Additionally, the solution allows the system administrator to define a strict, (more granular), set of rules for the system to enforce.

When a device breaches the pre-set policy, HAC-1 automatically instigates a mitigation process that instantly blocks unapproved, or Rogue hardware, provided the software is in ARM mode. This is where the loophole comes in. With these administrative benefits, our client blocked all peripherals by setting the solution in ARM mode for the specific employee’s, or should we say ex-employee’s, device. Doing so rendered the machine useless. So whether they were a malicious actor or just a careless one, there were zero risks of a hardware attack originating from their device.

Human Factor

Follow the never ending adventures of our superhero as he confronts cyber crime, state sponsored activities, internal abusers and supply chain attacks and the human factor.

Sepio’s 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 to prevent financial institutions cyber attacks.

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.

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

Sepio Systems’ HAC-1 solution stops an attack at the first instance, not even allowing such devices to make network access requests.

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

Embracing Zero Trust Hardware Access in financial institutions is key to maintaining a good cybersecurity posture.