Validate Integrity of Hardware and Software

Abstract: Grey market devices are network infrastructure devices acquired through unofficial channels. These devices can cause a loss of intellectual property and damage to reputation. Counterfeit hardware and software have appeared across many industries. They are often introduced into the supply chain through non-reputable re-sellers. Unknowingly using grey market devices can significantly comprise your network by introducing vulnerabilities such as logic bombs, back doors, and altered security functions. It is important to confirm the integrity of devices and software throughout the entire supply chain.

Date Published:

Last Reviewed: 26 May 2016

Identifier: MFS-U-OO-801553-16

Creator: Vulnerability Solutions

Dissemination Control: N/A

Length: 2 page(s)

Format: pdf

Type: Reference/Overview; Factsheet

Tags: Mitigations; Mitigation Guidance; Network Security