Available Technology

Data Port Protection

US Patent # 9,843,134 Tamper Evident Cable Seal
US Patent # 9,710,677 Tamper Evident Port Protector
US Patent # 9,559,462 Port Connector Securement Device
US Patent # 8,449,309 USB Port Protector
US Patent # 8,414,314 Single-Use Port Protector
US Patent # D662,894 Port Protector Assembly for D-Sub Connectors


This technology suite consists of patented devices (reusable and single-use) that provide methods for blocking access to data ports, as well as tamper evidence when bypassed. Increasingly, computer data ports are becoming a preferred method to covertly extract data or introduce malicious software into a computer system. As a result, the need to secure data ports from unauthorized access is becoming a priority for security personnel and system administrators. These port protectors are an inexpensive solution to address a significant security vulnerability and can be easily installed to provide an additional layer of security over software-based systems.

With port protectors in place, users can deny, deter, and detect unauthorized access to On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) ports in vehicles, HDMI ports, Universal Serial Bus (USB) ports, and D-sub (DB9, DB15, DB25, DB26, and DVI) ports, as well as the removal of USB cables, improving cyber defense and maintaining system integrity.

 

Abstract: 

Click to view PDFs of these patents on the US Patent and Trademark Office website:  9,843,134; 9,710,677; 9,559,462; 8,449,3098,414,314;  D662,894.

applications: 
  • Data center security
  • Mobile device tamper evidence when traveling
  • Workstation, router, or network hub tamper evidence and deterrence
  • Tamper evidence and deterrence on vehicle ports while vehicle is out of sight
Patent Number: 
9,710,677, 9,559,462, 8,449,309, 8,414,314, D662,894
Patent Issue Date: 
December 12, 2017
Email: 
tech_transfer@nsa.gov
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