US national security depends on the reliability and continuous operations of the nation’s critical infrastructure. The increasing complexity and connectivity of critical infrastructure systems exposes them to cybersecurity threats which put their safety and reliability at risk.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework was created through the collaboration of the government and the private sector in response to Executive Order (EO) 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, which called for the development of a risk-based Cybersecurity Framework. It provides a set of industry standards and best practices to help organizations manage and reduce cybersecurity risk to critical infrastructures.
According to a recent survey conducted by SANS on securing industrial networks, NIST is the most popular standard - 48% of respondents claim they map their cybersecurity standards to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF).
Indegy’s Industrial Cyber Security Platform aligns with the CSF primary directive of identifying, managing and reducing the cyber risk of critical infrastructures and the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) on which they rely, by providing comprehensive visibility into critical control assets and activities associated with them.
Managing and Reducing Risk to Critical Infrastructure with the Indegy Platform
To address threats to ICS, whether external cyber attacks, malicious insiders or human error, there needs to be a way to track all devices and activities and alert on anomalies and unauthorized activities.
At the heart of ICS networks, the industrial controllers (e.g. PLCs, RTUs, DCS controllers) are ultimately the most critical devices, and are in charge of process automation, safety and control. Any unauthorized access or changes to these devices, whether malicious or unintentional, can put industrial and critical infrastructure at risk, and lead to severe disruptions.
The Indegy Platform provides comprehensive real-time visibility into ICS to identify threats that place the safety, reliability and security of operational infrastructure at risk. By detecting anomalous activities, unauthorized access and changes to controllers, Indegy provides advanced protection against cyber attacks, insider threats and human error, enabling operators to ensure operational safety and continuity.
Download this white paper to learn how Indegy can help you comply with NIST framework and reduce risk to critical infrastructure by providing:
- Real-Time Activity Monitoring
- Asset Management
- Risk Analysis
- Change Management
Dana Tamir brings to her role at Indegy over 15 years of real-world expertise in the cyber security industry. She joins Indegy from Trusteer (acquired by IBM in 2013) where she led product marketing for the advanced malware protection solution as Director of Enterprise Security.