CyberX, an IIoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company, announced that it has joined the McAfee Security Innovation Alliance (SIA). McAfee SIA accelerates the development of open and interoperable security products, simplifies integration with complex customer environments, and provides a truly integrated, connected security ecosystem to maximize the value of existing customer security investments.
This partnership and future certified integrations between CyberX’s continuous, real-time visibility into OT risk and McAfee will address a rising need for unified security monitoring and governance across both IT and Operational Technology (OT) environments.
CyberX delivers industrial cybersecurity platform built by blue-team cyber-experts with a proven track record defending critical national infrastructure, which is critical for the widely-deployed platform for continuously reducing ICS risk and preventing costly production outages, safety failures, and environmental incidents.
With the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) driving the deployment of billions of new devices to monitor and control critical OT processes such as turbines, robotics, and mixing tanks, OT environments are increasingly connected to enterprise IT networks and the internet, making them more vulnerable to dangerous attacks.
Purpose-built for OT security, CyberX’s agentless, non-intrusive platform enables customers to auto-discover their OT assets and network topology, identify critical OT vulnerabilities and attack vectors, and continuously monitor their OT networks for destructive cyberattacks such as WannaCry, NotPetya, and TRITON.
“We’re excited to be partnering with McAfee to strengthen cybersecurity for OT environments,” 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.”
“Convergence of IT/OT is driving the need for new security capabilities and integrations as a result of a move to a hybrid IT/OT architecture,” 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.”