Zerify Defender Upgraded to Meet NIST Compliance in Cybersecurity

Zerify Defender Upgraded to Meet NIST Compliance in Cybersecurity

By Stefania Viscusi

Cybersecurity company Zerify Inc. introduced an upgraded version of Zerify Defender that addresses a longstanding cybersecurity issue in accordance with NIST's SP 800-171 guidelines. These guidelines specify the necessary security standards and practices for non-federal organizations that handle controlled unclassified data (CUI) on their networks.

For over two decades, the company has been providing technologies designed to safeguard individuals, businesses, and government agencies against cyber theft and data breaches. Its robust multi-factor authentication and keystroke encryption, which occurs outside the main communication channel, also offers protection for cameras, microphones, and speakers. This ensures the security of computers and sensitive data even when offline and someone is not participating in a video conference.

CEO Mark L. Kay commented,  “This is a watershed moment for Zerify, the cybersecurity community and every organization that handles CUI data. Until now, there has been no known solution for addressing NIST 800-171 control (3.13.12), which required organizations to ‘Prohibit remote activation of collaborative computing devices and provide indication of devices in use to users present at the device’. Zerify Defender goes above and beyond this requirement by introducing advanced features that revolutionize device protection.”

Zerify Defender prevents remote activation of collaborative computing devices to ensure that only authorized users physically present at the device can activate it. Validated by a third-party testing lab, this reduces the risk of unauthorized access and potential security breaches.

Additionally, Zerify Defender provides real-time notifications to users present at the device, informing them about any attempts to connect to the device. This feature empowers users to promptly identify and thwart potential threats, enhancing overall security awareness.

“Having the industry’s only validated solution that addresses NIST 800-171 control (3.13.12) opens a world of opportunity for Zerify,” said Kay, “CUI data is everywhere, not only are there numerous government agencies & contractors, there’s also defense, healthcare, finance and many other industries that handle CUI data.”

Edited by Greg Tavarez
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