Trends Report

Hardcoded For Failure

Ignoring The Hardware, Firmware, And Code Running Our Networks Guarantees A Cyberattack

June 21st, 2017
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Chase Cunningham
With contributors:
Stephanie Balaouras , Amy DeMartine , Bill Barringham , Christine Turley


There is a plethora of security solutions to protect endpoints, mobile devices, and employees, but there is a deeper threat vector security pros often ignore. This threat is built into the very technology enabling today's digital businesses — hardcoded into the hardware and firmware of everything from point-of-sale (POS) devices to consumer electronics to high-end computing systems. In this report, we provide a summary of the more unnoticed but important instances of this threat and detail measures security teams should adopt to keep their firms safe.

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