Cyber Intel Classification Banner (CICB) – For Air Gap and Beyond

Cyber Intel Classification Banner - Tested with STIG and SCAP
CICBv2 – Windows was scanned via DISA STIG Viewer and NIST SCAP for self-security clearance compliance checking. We understand most contracts require a STIG score rating, which is why we tested our software within a similar testing environment to make sure it will not deduct any rating points from your current STIG ratings.
NOTICE: The above screenshot is for demo purposes only, not an actual classified environment.

The Cyber Intel Classification Banner (CICB) is also known as the “Classification Banner,” “Air Gap Banner,” “Computer Banner,” “Army Unclassified Banner,” “Banner Computer Program,” “Controlled Unclassified Information Banner,” “CUI Banner,” “Computer Information Banner,” “Information Banner,” “DoD Banner,” “Unclassified Green Banner,” “Unclassified Banner,” “USG Banner,” “CUI Banner,” “Clearance Banner”, etc. The Cyber Intel Classification Banner is software that displays and marks sensitive or classified output across computer screens when required. This is the perfect information classification solution with many useful extended features for the Windows and Linux platforms.

CICB uses color codes for the classification levels used by the government and the armed forces:

[US] Department of Defense (DoD)

  1. CONTROLLED UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION (CUI, color code: #3D1E5A)
  2. CLASSIFIED (color code: #723D9A)
  3. UNCLASSIFIED (U, color code: #007A33)
  4. CONFIDENTIAL (C, color code: #0033A0)
  5. SECRET (S, color code: #C8102E)
  6. TOP SECRET (TS, color code: #FF671F)
  7. TOP SECRET//SENSITIVE COMPARTMENT INFORMATION (TS//SCI, color code: #F7EA48)

NOTICE: According to CI Policy Publications Update (dodcui.mil), the CUI is not a CNSI classification.
The cyber intel classification banner is designed to fulfill the requirements of Executive Order 13526, ODNI CG v2.1 § 2.3.1, 32 CFR Part 2001.23 / Part 2002.16.a.3, DoDI 5200.48, DoD Manual 5200.1R, ISOO Rev4, STIG V-6146, STIG V-222643, and ECML-1 for marking/labeling sensitive/classified information electronically.

[UK] Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

  1. PROTECTIVE MARKING NOT SET (color code: #616161)
  2. UK OFFICIAL (color code: #2B71C7)
  3. UK OFFICIAL SENSITIVE (color code: #2B71C7)
  4. UK SECRET (color code: #F39C2C)
  5. UK TOP SECRET (color code: #AA0000)

NOTICE: The above color code is defined by the UK Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) – Intelligence Community Design System.

[CA] Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

  1. PROTECTED A (color code: #227ABC)
  2. PROTECTED B (color code: #900FB5)
  3. PROTECTED C (color code: #460FB5)
  4. CONFIDENTIAL (color code: #0033a0)
  5. SECRET (color code: #c8102e)
  6. TOP SECRET (color code: #ff671f)

NOTICE: The above color code is defined by the Government of Canada.

[AU] Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)

  1. UNOFFICIAL
  2. OFFICIAL
  3. OFFICIAL: Sensitive
  4. Confidential (color code: #4F81BD)
  5. SECRET (color code: #E5B8B7)
  6. TOP SECRET (color code: #AA0000)

NOTICE: The above color code is defined by the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department | Protective Security Policy Framework | Policy 8 – Classification System.

All text content (left, middle, right) and color (text, background) are customizable.

CICBv2 allows you to turn off the left text by unchecking those 6 checkboxes above.
Cyber Intel Classification Banner v1
Cyber Intel Classification Banner v2 Example

Here are some of our example customers:

  • Member of NATO
  • United States Armed Forces
  • Federal Government and Agencies
  • National Laboratories
  • State Government and Agencies
  • Universities and Research Institutions
  • ROTC Program and Recourting Offices
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Other defense contractors and businesses

The Cyber Intel Classification Banner is software that helps individuals, organizations, and governments label and display classified information in a graphical format on computer screens. It has been tested on various graphical platforms, including Windows 7+, Server 2016+, and Ubuntu LTS 18.04+. The software also allows users to customize each Windows environment’s classification text, text color, and banner color. It can be installed on both physical computers and virtual machines.

The CICBv2—Linux is currently being tested and debugged, so the text and font may look silly and different from the Windows version. We are working on the adjustments.
NOTICE: The above screenshot is for demo purposes only, not an actual classified environment.

The Cyber Intel Classification Banner is a visual representation of the level of security clearance required to access certain information on the computer screen. It is typically displayed at the top of a document or screen. It consists of a color-coded banner indicating the security clearance level needed to access the information contained within. The banner may also briefly describe the classified information type, such as “top secret” or “confidential.” This system helps ensure that sensitive information is only accessed by individuals with the appropriate clearance level.

CICBv2 Client/Server Demo
NOTICE: All SCIF installations must consult your ISO, CSO, or FSO before the installation.
Cyber Intel Classification Banner by CYBER INTEL SYSTEMS
Cyber Intel Classification Banner v2 – VM with Multi-Screens
NOTICE: The above screenshot is for demo purposes only, not an actual classified environment.

You can customize the text color and banner colors to match U.S. government label standards:

  1. SF706, SF707, SF708, SF709, SF710, SF-FMO, SF712, SF902, SF-CUI, SF-CUID, SF-SAR-P, AEC-RSS, SF-SAR-O
  2. AEC-UNOF, AEC-SNOF, AEC-TS-SAR, AEC-TSSCISAR, AF306, AF307, AEC-NATO-S
  3. AF-714, AF308, AF310, AF401, AF402, AF403, AF404, AF405, AF406, AF407, SF903, AF309, AF408, AF200
  4. NGP-001, NGP-002, NGP-003, NGP-004, NGP-005, NGP-006, NGP-007, NGP-008, NGP-009, NGP-010, NGP-012, NGP-014
Cyber Intel Classification Banner by CYBER INTEL SYSTEMS
Cyber Intel Classification Banner v2 – Support Multi-Screens (up to 12 screens/OS)

Here are Some of the Highlighted Features

  1. Topmost / Docking Mode
    The Cyber Intel Classification Banner will be displayed above most programs at all times (e.g., Windows Desktop, PPT, MS Team Meeting, Google Hangouts, Zoom meeting, Slack Meeting, YouTube videos, etc.). However, it cannot be displayed above specific game engine programs (e.g., U.S. Navy SEAL VR Simulation Software).
  2. Multiple Classifications with Dynamic Changes via AD/DS with LDAP
    Our classification banner can sync with AD via LDAP to check on the currently signed-in user’s security group and adequately change the sensitive banner level.
  3. Alarm
    Our cyber intel classification banner can also be used as a warning broadcasting system like a siren, but with computers. For instance, a school or base can push an active shooter warning message to every school or base-owned computer with a siren sound. This banner will display on top of every program with an alarm that the user cannot turn off or ignore to force the user to pay attention to the warning message.
  4. More Features
    Please see the feature list here.
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Cyber Intel Classification Banner v2 – Settings
NOTICE: The above screenshot is for demo purposes only, not an actual classified environment.

NOTICE
It is important to obtain approval from the appropriate security team before proceeding with any action that could compromise the security of a SCIF (Sensitive Compartment Information Facility) or any other sensitive installation. Such installations often contain sensitive information and materials that must be protected from unauthorized access or disclosure. By obtaining approval from the FSO, ISO, CSO, or other security teams, you can ensure that the proposed action aligns with established security protocols and will not put the installation at risk. It is always better to consult the relevant security team before risking a security breach or other negative consequences.
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