SAN FRANCISCO – (BUSINESS LIFE) –Bastille,, a leader in detecting corporate threats through software-defined radio (SDR), today announced its new Bastille Enterprise Cellular Detection for businesses.
“For years, the Bastille has been doing radio frequencies (RF) and cell penetration detection and doing research for the government,” said Chris Risley, CEO of Bastille. “It wasn’t until 2020 that the Bastille finally received FCC approval for its civilian sensor cell array. This allows the Bastille to offer, for the first time, accurate detection of cellular penetration into the plant. Corporations can now have RF security, which the Department of Defense and Intelligence relies on to protect the nation’s secrets. ”
The Bastille provides corporations with the ability to detect, locate, and mitigate radio-paid threats to their assets, facilities, and networks. These threats stem from managed, unmanaged, and fraudulent wireless, IoT, and cellular devices. The Bastille makes this protection by using an SDR to passively monitor the entire radio space in a facility from 60 MHz to 6GHz. More than 70 percent of the devices connected to the network today are connected via RF and Cellular and this percentage is growing. Equally important are devices with radio and cellular devices in your facility that are NOT connected to your network; those that enter daily with employees and visitors, and those installed by contractors in your buildings. These devices are the ones that can be used to infiltrate voice, video, and computer data right past your firewalls and into the insecure world outside.
Example: A laptop legitimately connected to your network at the moment can also be connected to a mobile phone via Bluetooth and this mobile phone can be connected via a 4 Mbps 4G Cellular data connection to a server in China that captures your company’s secrets in real time.
Covert, scammers and vulnerable wireless and cellular devices are inside the enterprise today. Suspicious equipment includes SmartTVs, security cameras, printers and peripherals, medical devices, building controls and, of course, mobile phones.
Only the Bastille can deliver:
- FULL VISIBILITY: Detection of all wireless / cellular devices and connections in corporate facilities, whether or not connected to the corporate network,
- THREAT DETECTION: Discover that a device such as a Bluetooth or cellular device is transmitting data (and not just an employee listening to music),
- EXACT PLACE FOR THREAT: Find both intruder devices on your floor plan.
The entire Bastille threat detection process takes only seconds from the moment the wireless / cellular device first transmits until your security team receives an alert in your existing alert system.
Much more than detecting cell penetration.
Although generally considered to detect cell intrusions, the Bastille does much more than simply detect the presence of cell phones. Customers can set alerts based on the behavior of the wireless device. Examples include:
- Compromised devices: Basil basic equipment, all wireless devices (including cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and BLE) and their typical behavior and can warn when a device is compromised and behaves abnormally
- Violations of safe areas: Beep when a enabled Bluetooth hearing aid performs an unauthorized BLE pairing with a device outside the protected area. Or find out when a corporate desk phone joins a personal phone on the same desk.
- MDM improvement: Alert when a phone that is not running mobile devices is turned on or add geo-fencing capabilities to the organization’s existing MDM solution.
- Internal threats: A signal when a device is seen in an area where it is not allowed, or a forensic investigation to understand the devices and their behavior from weeks or months ago.
The growing vulnerabilities of the enterprise in RF
Two new large-scale RF vulnerabilities were announced last month, namely SweynTooth and the Phillips Hue Zigbee Worm vulnerability. These vulnerabilities join BleedingBit, BlueBorne, MouseJack, and KeySniffer as examples of how immature the protection of radio frequency protocols is. Ethernet and IP protocols have undergone decades of hardening in battle. These protocols had many security vulnerabilities when they were young, but researchers have discovered these vulnerabilities and most have been fixed. Widespread IoT protocols. The adoption of Bluetooth and BLE is newer, and as a result we still find very large security holes in these protocols.
“I have no doubt that more huge security holes will be found in the more than 100 new radio protocols used by IoT devices,” said Bob Bucksley, chief technology officer in the Bastille. “The Bastille can tell you which devices in your facility – both online and offline – are susceptible to RF attack. It is crucial for CISO to understand their RF attack zone to maintain a secure perimeter. ”
Bastille’s patented software with software-defined radio (SDR)
The Bastille already has 17 US patents pending. Bastille’s software-defined sensor arrays scan from 60 MHz to 6 GHz. Within this range, Bastille has more than a dozen protocol decoders, including Cellular, Wifi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), ZigBee, DECT and others. Using software-defined radios, we see all the transmitters differently, and then using protocol decoders in the arrays, we digitally demodulate the protocols.
About the Bastille
Launched in 2014, Bastille is a leader in detecting corporate threats through software-defined radio. The Bastille provides full visibility of known and unknown mobile, wireless and Internet of Things devices in the corporate airspace of the enterprise – collectively known as the Internet of Radio Stations. Through its patented software-defined radio and machine learning technology, Bastille senses, identifies and locates threats, giving security teams the ability to accurately quantify risk and mitigate air threats that could pose a threat to network infrastructure. For more information visit www.bastille.net and follow them on Twitter @bastillenet and LinkedIn.