Physical Access To The Capital: Potential Security Risks
Ellen Boehm, Senior Director of IoT Product Management at Keyfactor: “Ethernet jacks could be replaced with hidden, embedded devices. If IoT devices are improperly managed due to lack of code signing, secure communications and mutual authentication they could be vulnerable to exploit. A good example is if an unauthorized person can physically access a device, they can install malicious firmware onto a vulnerable device. If that device does not have proper code signing or secure bootloading implemented, it could be impacted. This kind of scenario could result in a national security issue that, at minimum, would hinder congressional operations while the affected equipment is quarantined, analyzed or replaced.”

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