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CyberX and GE to Strengthen Cybersecurity for the IIoT

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CyberX, the IIoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, announced yesterday 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 maximise revenue. At the same time, digitalisation 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.

According to Ruggero Contu, Gartner Senior Director Analyst, “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 currently partnering with GE’s global community including GrayMatter, GE’s No. 1 software channel partner and a CRN “IoT Innovator.” 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 enables 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 unauthorised devices, network scanning, unauthorised 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 of Alliances & Business Development at 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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