Secure Media Exchange (SMX) is a cybersecurity solution to protect industrial operators against new and emerging Universal Serial Bus (USB) threats. SMX includes patent-pending capabilities to protect against a broad range of malicious USB device attacks, which disrupt operations through misuse of legitimate USB functions or unauthorized device actions. These advanced protections complement additional SMX enhancements to malware detection, utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve detection by up to 40% above traditional anti-virus solutions, according to a Honeywell study.