The Current Cyber Environment:
A study by the University of Maryland in 2019 showed that a hacking attempt is recorded every 39 seconds, and 95% of these attempts get directed towards only three sectors: government, retail, and technology. We rely on our rugged embedded computers every day to collect, protect, and process sensitive data, intellectual property, personal data, and governmental and industry information systems. With increased connectivity to the Internet of things and cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services, cybersecurity risk is increasing every year. In an age where information is weaponized, your cybersecurity is of the utmost importance, and it starts with the hardware you choose. When deployed with integrated, trusted platform modules and physical security components, our ruggedized computing systems protect all your essential information.
Cybersecurity Starts at the Hardware Level:
Cyberthreats can come from any level of your organization. With this in mind, tamper-resistant security measures should always be in place to keep your system as secure as possible. A trusted platform module (TPM) chip is a secure crypto-processor that provides hardware-based security functions, increases platform integrity, performs disk encryption, and password protection. All of our TPMs are tamper-resistant and adhere to TPM 2.0 standards.
TPM 2.0’s three hierarchies provide more reliable resistance to malware and rogue applications by permitting multiple root keys. TPMs perform routine systems checks to ensure your protection and can secure your system if needed. Some of the security features of the TPM include scanning the system BIOS (basic input/output systems) to detect unauthorized changes, locking your system if hard drives are unexpectedly relocated, and enabling Bitlocker drive encryption to ensure a safe boot.
In addition to the TPM 2.0 chip, NAG Marine offers physical security options for our line of ruggedized computers, displays, network hardware, and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) devices. Options include; padlock hasps, combination or key locks, and electrical security switches designed to alert end-users/watch-standers to the state of product doors or panels. These additional layers ensure that no unauthorized persons can access the hardware that we are working to protect and allows you peace of mind that your information is always secure.
Ruggedized Security Measures
Firewalls and antivirus software are no longer enough to keep your information safe from bad actors. Securing your computer hardware is the first step in protecting your sensitive data. NAG Marine’s trusted OEM partner, Rugged Science, understands the importance of cybersecurity and takes every precaution necessary in the production of our ruggedized computers, displays, network hardware, and Human-Machine Interface (HMI) devices. Learn more by speaking with one of our cybersecurity experts today.