Bastille Issues Warning on Radio Based Hacking Risks to National Infrastructure

Bastille, a leader in enterprise threat detection through software-defined radios, has issued a warning in the wake of the recent radio frequency (RF) hacking of the Dallas emergency system that set off more than 150 weather sirens citywide for more than 90 minutes. According to Dallas officials, the hack was conducted through RF Technology. As a result of the incident, Bastille is urging governments and enterprises to reassess their current security posture to ensure their radio-configurable critical infrastructure is protected.

The Dallas hack should serve as a warning that radio frequency is a productive entry point for hackers to carry out far more serious attacks on critical infrastructure. The Bastille Audit solution was created to help security teams identify the current RF threats and vulnerabilities in their environment. It includes a 30-day review and detailed report of an enterprise’s corporate airspace and reveals potential cyber-threats for data exfiltration and industrial system compromise. Additionally, this Audit inventories the wireless IoT devices within an organization that could be incorporated by a hacker to carry out an attack against a 3rd party.

The Bastille Audit Provides:

  • Inventory – Show radio-capable devices in the environment
  • Insight – Detail the threat capabilities of those devices
  • Threat Scan – Alert on active threats
  • Situational awareness – a real-time dashboard into the RF events occurring in your facility

Bastille was recently awarded Phase One of a program to develop Internet of Radios security by the Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate. The company is initially surveying wireless protocols used in critical infrastructure applications such as power plants and water treatment facilities, to ensure they are optimized and free of potential vulnerabilities.

They are the first company to offer a complete security solution for the Internet of Radios, providing full visibility into the known and unknown mobile, wireless and Internet of Things devices inside an organization’s corporate airspace. It helps secure enterprises and government organizations through its patented software-defined radio and machine-learning technology that senses, identifies and localizes threats. Bastille scans the entire radio frequency (RF) spectrum, gaining visibility into devices that operate on more than 100 distinct protocols and allowing for a preemptive response. Click here to learn more about the Audit Solution.