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CyberX and GE to Strengthen Cybersecurity for the Industrial Internet of Things

By Ken Briodagh
December 04, 2018

CyberX, an IIoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, recently announced the company’s participation in the GE Digital Alliance Program, a partnership of companies dedicated to growing the digital industrial ecosystem. At the same time, the company announced that its industrial cybersecurity platform has been installed in GE Power’s integration environment to support joint GE and CyberX customers with interoperability validation testing.

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is unlocking new levels of productivity, helping organizations improve safety, increase output, and maximize revenue. At the same time, digitalization is driving deployment of billions of IIoT devices and increased connectivity between IT and Operational Technology (OT) networks, increasing the attack surface and risk of dangerous cyberattacks on industrial control systems.

In the recent release, Ruggero Contu, Gartner Senior Director Analyst, said, “The mounting number of attacks is evidence that the likelihood of breach is real and serious. While financial loss as a result of attacks can be significant, it is the impact to safety and reliability that is of greatest concern to most."

CyberX is reportedly partnering with GE’s global community including GrayMatter, a GE software channel partner. GrayMatter’s customers include global organizations implementing a range of Smart Manufacturing, Smart Building, and Smart Water initiatives. CyberX’s agentless, non-intrusive OT security platform is designed to enable joint customers to auto-discover their assets and network topology, identify critical vulnerabilities and attack vectors, and continuously monitor their OT networks for destructive cyberattacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya, and TRITON.

CyberX’s industrial cybersecurity platform was recently used by NIST to recommend new ways of securing manufacturing industrial control systems. NIST’s published report shows how CyberX immediately detects anomalies such as unauthorized devices, network scanning, unauthorized PLC logic downloads, and communication using undefined function codes in ICS protocols, which can indicate attempts to exploit known vulnerabilities in ICS devices.

“We’re excited to be partnering with GE Digital to deliver robust industrial security to our joint customers and additionally, to collaborate with other GE partners including global systems integrators and MSSPs,” said Buck Watia,  VP, Alliances & Business Development, CyberX. “With deployments in some of the world’s most demanding and complex OT environments, across all industrial verticals, CyberX benefits from a level of maturity and completeness that other solutions simply can’t match.”


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Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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