Sepio Systems announced the release of the Hardware Access Control Index (HACx), an objective assessment, based on a number of parameters that assists companies in determining their hardware security posture. As part of its HAC-1 solution, the firm offers a rogue hardware mitigation guarantee in collaboration with Munich Re Group (Munich Re), one of the world’s leading suppliers of reinsurance, primary insurance, and insurance-related risk solutions, under which Munich Re guarantees Sepio’s obligations. It is the only index of its kind to track these types of vulnerabilities across organizations and industries, backed by assurance.

Every year, a hardware security breach compromises a company. However, because this type of attack “lies” below the network layer, most cybersecurity mitigation techniques and tools that counter networking and software-based attacks are unaware of it. By providing CISOs with actionable intelligence that enables focused risk awareness, HACx bridges the information gap.

“Cybersecurity is not about achieving an absolute level of security – there is no 100% security level. It is about how your organization measures against other potential targets that cybercriminals are evaluating. CISOs need to verify that they are leading the pack and not following it, and to do that, they need to know how they measure up. As hardware-based attack campaigns are gaining more in popularity, HACx provides the required data for cross industry and cross vertical comparison,” said Bentsi Ben-atar, CMO and Co-founder, Sepio Systems.

HACx assesses a company’s cybersecurity posture in terms of Hardware Access Control in an objective and complete manner. Sepio Systems’ research team is leading the initiative, which is based on useful customer data and risk assessment scans.

“The HAC-1 solution fills an important gap in hardware security, like rogue device mitigation originating from internal abusers and supply chain attacks. By insuring Sepio’s guarantee for its rogue device mitigation service with our unique solution aiSure, we support a truly innovative company that is a pioneer in its field,” said Michael Berger, Head of AI Insurance at Munich Re.