GearBoxTM can help

Although each critical infrastructure sector has unique needs, GearBox is able to help.

GearBoxTM the first tool built for cyber security testing

Chemical Sector 

GearBox is used by the Chemical Sector to ensure reliability and enforcement through our Policy Editor. GearBox is specifically designed to be field deployed in plants and pipelines where power requirements are unique and harsh environments are the norm. Once GearBox is mounted in your control cabinet, it remains vigilant to new vulnerabilities. Review reports, create trouble tickets, scan for vulnerabilities and evaluate network performance. All from control rooms, central facilities or the office.

The Chemical Sector is an integral component of the U.S. economy that manufactures, stores, uses, and transports potentially dangerous chemicals upon which a wide range of other critical infrastructure sectors rely. Securing these chemicals against growing and evolving threats requires vigilance from both the private and public sector. The Department of Homeland Security—identified as the Chemical Sector Risk Management Agency (SRMA) in Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 21—leads the Chemical Sector public-private partnership and works with companies to develop tools and resources that enhance the sector’s security and resilience. –

Commercial Facilities Sector

GearBox is used by the Commercial Building Sector in both commissioning and ongoing operations. Smart buildings require attention to detail when it comes to security and performance. Numerous systems are not only networked, but networked together. GearBox secures systems like access control, video surveillance, elevator, conveyance, HVAC, electrical management and water pumps to name a few. As systems are more interconnected (and connected to the cloud), it’s important to your tenants that they have a safe, secure and reliable workplace. GearBox is used by building owners, operators, contractors and system specialist to support stability in building infrastructure.

The Commercial Facilities Sector includes a diverse range of sites that draw large crowds of people for shopping, business, entertainment, or lodging. Facilities within the sector operate on the principle of open public access, meaning that the general public can move freely without the deterrent of highly visible security barriers. The majority of these facilities are privately owned and operated, with minimal interaction with the federal government and other regulatory entities. The Commercial Facilities Sector consists of eight subsectors: 1. Entertainment and Media (e.g., motion picture studios, broadcast media). 2.Gaming (e.g., casinos). 3. Lodging (e.g., hotels, motels, conference centers). 4. Outdoor Events (e.g., theme and amusement parks, fairs, campgrounds, parades). 5 Public Assembly (e.g., arenas, stadiums, aquariums, zoos, museums, convention centers). 6. Real Estate (e.g., office and apartment buildings, condominiums, mixed use facilities, self-storage).7.Retail (e.g., retail centers and districts, shopping malls).8. Sports Leagues (e.g., professional sports leagues and federations). –

Communications Sector

GearBox is used in the Communications Sector to provide cybersecurity to remote facilities such as towers, cell repeaters and backhauls. Remote facilities by their very nature are susceptible to malicious activities by thugs and seasoned criminals alike. GearBox is deployed to provide testing to validation to the physical security measures in place. GearBox protects your investment in video surveillance, access control or even dry contacts. By running scheduled scans to ensure these assets have proper passwords, updated version control and cyber vulnerabilities remediated, you are ensuring that these assets remain effective. Customers have used GearBox as part of their operations in-rack or as a mobile tool as part of a field kit. The field kit provides a way for staff visiting unattended remote locations the ability to scan networks when they are on site. This means more efficiency with better use of staff and tools.
The Communications Sector is an integral component of the U.S. economy, underlying the operations of all businesses, public safety organizations, and government. Presidential Policy Directive 21 identifies the Communications Sector as critical because it provides an “enabling function” across all critical infrastructure sectors. Over the last 25 years, the sector has evolved from predominantly a provider of voice services into a diverse, competitive, and interconnected industry using terrestrial, satellite, and wireless transmission systems. The transmission of these services has become interconnected; satellite, wireless, and wireline providers depend on each other to carry and terminate their traffic and companies routinely share facilities and technology to ensure interoperability. –

Critical Manufacturing Sector

Recent headlines make it clear that disruption of supply chain impacts all areas of our economy. Security and performance testing with GearBox provide manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors with information they need to ensure stable, reliable operations. GearBox allows verification of supply chain integrity.
The Critical Manufacturing Sector is crucial to the economic prosperity and continuity of the United States. A direct attack on or disruption of certain elements of the manufacturing industry could disrupt essential functions at the national level and across multiple critical infrastructure sectors. –

Dams Sector

GearBox is used to meet various regulatory requirements in the form of audit reports. GearBox can certify new and ongoing operations. Regulating the security of our nations dams and waterway systems is critical to energy, drinking water and food supply. The risk to disruption is real and GearBox provides a cost effective way for operators to gather the data they need. Our reports meet compliance needs and also serve as a bellwether for staff and management.

The Dams Sector delivers critical water retention and control services in the United States, including hydroelectric power generation, municipal and industrial water supplies, agricultural irrigation, sediment and flood control, river navigation for inland bulk shipping, industrial waste management, and recreation. Its key services support multiple critical infrastructure sectors and industries. Dams Sector assets irrigate at least 10 percent of U.S. cropland, help protect more than 43 percent of the U.S. population from flooding, and generate about 60 percent of electricity in the Pacific Northwest. –

Defense Industrial Base Sector

With upcoming CMMC 2.0 requirements, GearBox is positioned to be THE tool for audits. As this is important for auditors of Level 2 and Level 3 audits, GearBox identifies vulnerabilities and cyber hygiene issues allowing auditors to have unprecedented validation of the military industrial complex. The Defense customer is mandating compliance with NIST 800-171 and 800-172.
The Defense Industrial Base Sector is the worldwide industrial complex that enables research and development, as well as design, production, delivery, and maintenance of military weapons systems, subsystems, and components or parts, to meet U.S. military requirements. The Defense Industrial Base partnership consists of Department of Defense components, more than 100,000 Defense Industrial Base companies and their subcontractors who perform under contract to the Department of Defense, companies providing incidental materials and services to the Department of Defense, and government-owned/contractor-operated and government-owned/government-operated facilities. Defense Industrial Base companies include domestic and foreign entities, with production assets located in many countries. The sector provides products and services that are essential to mobilize, deploy, and sustain military operations. The Defense Industrial Base Sector does not include the commercial infrastructure of providers of services such as power, communications, transportation, or utilities that the Department of Defense uses to meet military operational requirements. These commercial infrastructure assets are addressed by other Sector Risk Management Agencies. –

Emergency Services Sector

GearBox provides Emergency Services Sector support in operations centers. A small but critical component of regional, municipal or state emergency centers is validation of the underlying infrastructure. Having the highest reliability means testing the security and performance of access control and video surveillance. GearBox is perfect for this type of testing with a strong scheduling engine, compliance and validation and can be scheduled in off-peak windows.

The Emergency Services Sector (ESS) is a community of millions of highly-skilled, trained personnel, along with the physical and cyber resources, that provide a wide range of prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery services during both day-to-day operations and incident response. The ESS includes geographically distributed facilities and equipment in both paid and volunteer capacities organized primarily at the federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial levels of government, such as city police departments and fire stations, county sheriff’s offices, Department of Defense police and fire departments, and town public works departments. The ESS also includes private sector resources, such as industrial fire departments, private security organizations, and private emergency medical services providers. –

Energy Sector

GearBox is a strong candidate for projects in the Energy Sector for both validating and protecting assets. GearBox provides unprecedented flexibility in deployment options with capability to scan production and distribution facilities. GearBox’s ruggedized design make a perfect match for the most challenging environments. GearBox also includes various mounting options.

The U.S. energy infrastructure fuels the economy of the 21st century. Without a stable energy supply, health and welfare are threatened, and the U.S. economy cannot function. Presidential Policy Directive 21 identifies the Energy Sector as uniquely critical because it provides an “enabling function” across all critical infrastructure sectors. More than 80 percent of the country’s energy infrastructure is owned by the private sector, supplying fuels to the transportation industry, electricity to households and businesses, and other sources of energy that are integral to growth and production across the nation. –

Financial Services Sector

FinTech companies need to be vigilant about both staff security and regulatory requirements. GearBox keeps an eye on the video surveillance and access control systems to ensure bad things do not happen. GearBox is proud to support this emerging sector and is aware that physical security is a critical component of workplace safety.

The Financial Services Sector represents a vital component of our nation’s critical infrastructure. Large-scale power outages, recent natural disasters, and an increase in the number and sophistication of cyberattacks demonstrate the wide range of potential risks facing the sector. —

Food and Agriculture Sector

The Ag IoT sector continues to be a major growth sector. GearBox is used to ensure communications literally in the field and stand up to temperature extremes. Our security tools are part of an emerging market which will secure and automate the food supply.
The Food and Agriculture Sector is almost entirely under private ownership and is composed of an estimated 2.1 million farms, 935,000 restaurants, and more than 200,000 registered food manufacturing, processing, and storage facilities. This sector accounts for roughly one-fifth of the nation’s economic activity. The Food and Agriculture Sector has critical dependencies with many sectors, but particularly with the following: 1. Water and Wastewater Systems, for clean irrigation and processed water 2. Transportation Systems, for movement of products and livestock 3. Energy, to power the equipment needed for agriculture production and food processing 4. Chemical, for fertilizers and pesticides used in the production of crops –

Government Facilities Sector

Government Facilities at all levels need to be increasingly vigilant. GearBox deploys in public office, labs and field stations. GearBox verifies security for employees, assets and operations.

The Government Facilities Sector includes a wide variety of buildings, located in the United States and overseas, that are owned or leased by federal, state, local, and tribal governments. Many government facilities are open to the public for business activities, commercial transactions, or recreational activities while others that are not open to the public contain highly sensitive information, materials, processes, and equipment. These facilities include general-use office buildings and special-use military installations, embassies, courthouses, national laboratories, and structures that may house critical equipment, systems, networks, and functions. In addition to physical structures, the sector includes cyber elements that contribute to the protection of sector assets (e.g., access control systems and closed-circuit television systems) as well as individuals who perform essential functions or possess tactical, operational, or strategic knowledge. —

Healthcare and Public Health Sector

GearBox is used in healthcare in numerous ways. GearBox is often brought into healthcare teams as part of inventory activities, compliance or project. GearBox ease of deployment into closets allows us to quickly inventory the devices on a network. Are those devices known, are they prohibited by policy or do you need to gather vulnerability data as part of healthcare audits? The GearBox is a great tool for this. If you operate medical devices or support facilities our tools keep pumps, valves headboards and doors safe, reliable and available.

The Healthcare and Public Health Sector protects all sectors of the economy from hazards such as terrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and natural disasters. Because the vast majority of the sector’s assets are privately owned and operated, collaboration and information sharing between the public and private sectors is essential to increasing resilience of the nation’s Healthcare and Public Health critical infrastructure. Operating in all U.S. states, territories, and tribal areas, the sector plays a significant role in response and recovery across all other sectors in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. While healthcare tends to be delivered and managed locally, the public health component of the sector, focused primarily on population health, is managed across all levels of government: national, state, regional, local, tribal, and territorial. The Healthcare and Public Health Sector is highly dependent on fellow sectors for continuity of operations and service delivery, including Communications, Emergency Services, Energy, Food and Agriculture, Information Technology, Transportation Systems, and Water and Wastewater Systems.–

Information Technology Sector

GearBox is a great tool for data center base building validations. Whether it is single owner data center or shared use, GearBox validates the security of the base facility systems including HVAC, access control and energy management.
The Information Technology Sector is central to the nation’s security, economy, and public health and safety as businesses, governments, academia, and private citizens are increasingly dependent upon Information Technology Sector functions. These virtual and distributed functions produce and provide hardware, software, and information technology systems and services, and—in collaboration with the Communications Sector—the Internet. The sector’s complex and dynamic environment makes identifying threats and assessing vulnerabilities difficult and requires that these tasks be addressed in a collaborative and creative fashion. Information Technology Sector functions are operated by a combination of entities—often owners and operators and their respective associations—that maintain and reconstitute the network, including the Internet. Although information technology infrastructure has a certain level of inherent resilience, its interdependent and interconnected structure presents challenges as well as opportunities for coordinating public and private sector preparedness and protection activities. –

Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector

GearBox technology has been used in the Nuclear energy sector to support of seasonal testing and inspection services for commercial nuclear power plants. This periodic non-destructive testing ensures safety, operational soundness and compliance with regulatory codes. The challenge is to support ramp-up validations as part of the commissioning of eddy-current and other testing. These operational security and performance tests need to be supported on-site and remote based on customer requirements.


From the power reactors that provide electricity to millions of Americans, to the medical isotopes used to treat cancer patients, the Nuclear Reactors, Materials, and Waste Sector covers most aspects of America’s civilian nuclear infrastructure. The Nuclear Sector Risk Management Agency within the Department of Homeland Security is responsible for coordinating the security and resilience of the Nuclear Sector. –

Transportation Systems Sector

GearBox is used by the transportation sector to support both new infrastructure buildout. GearBox technology is used in large public works capital projects to validate compliance, commission installation and provide ongoing operations. This is particularly important in today’s large skull design-build sectors. Using GearBox will provide owners and construction teams the answer to the important questions: Is it installed per design, Does it meet organizational security requirement and how much more capacity do we have.


The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation are designated as the Co-Sector Risk Management Agencies for the Transportation Systems Sector. The nation’s transportation system quickly, safely, and securely moves people and goods through the country and overseas. –

Water and Wastewater Systems Sector

The Water and Wastewater segment uses GearBox to meet regulatory requirements in the form of audit reports. GearBox is used to certify new and ongoing operations. Regulating the security in our municipal water systems has become front page news. The risk to disruption is real and the GearBox provides a cost effective way water techs can gather the data from water treatment, lift stations and pump houses other processing/ transport systems. Our reports meet compliance needs but are also serve as a bellwether for municipal government staff and management.

Safe drinking water is a prerequisite for protecting public health and all human activity. Properly treated wastewater is vital for preventing disease and protecting the environment. Thus, ensuring the supply of drinking water and wastewater treatment and service is essential to modern life and the Nation’s economy. –