StealthPath believes you can't be too careful. The Virginia-based cybersecurity company's technology is literally called a zero-trust platform, which brings a "never trust, always verify" attitude to the devices StealthPath protects. The zero-trust mantra, used throughout the telecommunications industry, is to verify a device's trustworthiness each time it wants to gain access to an asset.
StealthPath's zero-trust technology was designed to use one of two primary operating modes: passive or active. Nothing needs to be installed on endpoint devices in passive mode, whereas active mode requires some software to be installed.
In passive mode, StealthPath can monitor a network and then create digital files that represent the communication patterns of that network. This information can then be analyzed by IBM Watson artificial intelligence. IBM is a StealthPath partner.
The approach holds promise as a way to protect connected cars from hackers.