If you’ve been keeping up with the news, you’ve probably heard that the U.S. government was hacked last month. If that isn’t alarming enough, then consider this – the Russian hack of SolarWinds’ Orion update, which was only discovered on December 9, 2020, actually began as far back as March, affecting up to 18,000 customers, including Departments of Defense, Energy, State, Homeland Security, Treasury, Commerce, and other federal agencies. Additionally, many Fortune 500, consulting, technology, telecoms, and oil and gas companies operating in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East were also the victims of this ongoing attack.
What these cyberattacks show is that foreign states continue to have the ability to exploit U.S. software’s cyber vulnerabilities. However, all is not lost. In fact, this catastrophe could have been prevented if the government trusted Q-Net Security as their easy and effective solution through our immutable hardware-based cyber-protection technology.
Often, the battle against hackers and cybercriminals is frequently lost. Companies fight to keep one step ahead of cybercriminals by performing a myriad of patches, updates, and additional monitoring to keep their infrastructure secure. However, this process is painstaking and time-consuming as systems must be set up, monitored, and updated regularly. In addition, computer software that runs on devices like routers is “general-purpose.” That means that such routers can theoretically run malicious code, or any other code that is desired, if they are breached. This is how malware was surreptitiously “slipped” into SolarWinds in the first place – through a required update patch that, unbeknownst to the company, included hacked code. This code then created a backdoor to countless information technology systems, which the cybercriminals used to clandestinely install even more malware to spy on companies throughout the nation.
Instead of wasting time and resources establishing new “cybersecurity safety boards,” presidentially appointing a “cyber czar,” and hiring more cybersecurity software staff, you can rely on our hardware-based security (hard-sec) as a clear solution to future cyberattacks. Weighing less than a kilogram, our QNS cyber-protection unit, the Q-Box, is truly a plug-and-play solution that requires only minutes of installation time at each endpoint. Our device connects directly in line with an endpoint, server, IoT element, or network device, rendering endpoints completely invisible to outside threats and robustly securing all network traffic that flows through it. No changes, additions, or modifications to legacy software systems and networks are required!
The Q-Box is also quantum computer-resistant. Intrusion into the Q-Box through the network is virtually impossible, and keys are generated through an industry-leading True Random Number Generator. This generator produces new keys as frequently as a million times per second. In short, it would take a quantum computer – one that is thousands of times bigger than ones that exist today – billions upon billions of years to break through our encryption.
Our own Dr. Ron Indeck said it best: “It is time to move away from the endless cycle of defensive software improvement, followed by offensive cyberattack, followed by software repair and patching.” End the futile and frustrating cycle by trusting in the simple and secure alternative to software solutions – Q-Net Security. We are committed to protecting our customers by implementing our strong hardware solution, which can be placed in the field for years, if not decades – even in a post-quantum world. Contact us today to learn more or to get started!