Hardware security breaches are virtually guaranteed

Hardware security breaches are virtually guaranteed

Posted May 17, 2021

Hardware security breaches are virtually guaranteed

  • Hardware breaches are difficult to implement, as they have a physical component and often require both planning and a bit of luck, but once a device’s hardware has been hacked it is incredibly vulnerable.
  • The most common fallouts from hardware breaches include loss of sensitive data, by far the most common problem and present in over half of the cases according to this report.
  • Another issue of course beyond exposure of sensitive data is irreparable harm to your organization’s brand or worse potential liabilities or lawsuits. N The recent Verkada breach which exposed hundreds live feeds from video surveillance cameras inside schools, psychiatric hospitals and offices was, perhaps, the biggest breach that made national news.
  • Currently, we live in a sort of naïvely hopeful place, where we trust businesses like Apple, Intel, and other hardware manufacturers to oversee the process to keep us secure.
  • Manufacturers of hardware also have a big portion of the responsibility on their shoulders. Their principal engineers should get a crash course in security to up their game.
  • Deploying zero-trust principles across an organization is our only hope as Chief Security Officers (CSOs) and security teams against the potential threats of hardware breaches. Not to mention, it’s just good practice in these increasingly digital times.
  • When hardware is breached, we lose control over what it does, but we retain control over what the system can do. With a zero-trust plan, you can establish rules that allow hardware pieces to communicate with a limited number of other points in the network.

– David Barroso | May 17, 2021