A Spy in a Tea Cup

Israel’s internal security service began investigations after it was detected in a routine security check that one of the several travel mugs gifted by the Chinese embassy to Israeli government offices contained a suspicious part. However, following further investigations, it was found that the parts were completely innocent.

Even though this was not an espionage case, these cases do in fact exist in the real world. Gifts have always been an attack vehicle when wanting to reach certain classified information.

Bentsi Benatar, CMO and cofounder of Sepio discusses these risks and shows how hardware attack tools are a real life threat.

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Hardware assets are all around us and in growing numbers – which indicates what an impossible task it is to track all of them, let alone apply a usage policy.

To have full control of it asset management, you need visibility down to the physical layer; layer one, making sure that no asset goes undetected.

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.

Additionally, HAC-1 instantly detects any devices which breach the set rules and automatically block them to prevent malicious attacks.

Bentsi Ben-Atar of Sepio discusses cyber spy espionage attacks and how hardware attack tools are a real life threat and a common attack tool.

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.

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

Lastly, embracing Zero Trust Hardware Access in healthcare to prevent ransomware attacks on hospitals is key for maintaining a good cybersecurity posture.