This post was updated on August 5, 2019.
Oil & gas, energy and manufacturing operators around the world just got a big security boost thanks to the Nozomi Networks / Accenture partnership. Accenture Security Services will now bundle our deep network visibility and real-time OT cyber security products with their threat-hunting services to create a comprehensive security solution. And the collaboration doesn’t stop there.
The breakthrough partnership includes:
- A Comprehensive OT Security Solution – We’ve bundled our advanced ICS cyber security solution with Accenture Security Services threat hunting capabilities.
- Certified Nozomi Networks Engineers – We’ve trained Accenture consultants around the world to make sure clients are well supported throughout their cyber security solution implementation.
- Guardian is live in the Accenture Houston Innovation Center OT Cyber Range – Oil & gas operators can experience Nozomi Networks’ real-time operational visibility and cyber security solutions in action against live threat scenarios in Accenture’s state-of-the-art learning hub in Houston, Texas.
- Accenture and Nozomi Networks together in Booths 5/6 at the 13th Annual API Cyber Security Conference in Houston, Texas on November 6 – 7, 2018. Be our invited guest at the exclusive Accenture Security Reception on Tuesday, November 6, 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott, Montgomery Ballroom C. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nozomi Networks / Accenture Give Critical Infrastructure a New Level of Defence
Accenture chose Nozomi Networks specifically for our advanced ICS cyber security technology and integrations with industry-leading security solutions. It also recognized our global enterprise customer footprint across oil & gas, energy, manufacturing, transportation and other industries.
We’re already collaborating with Accenture to address the cyber security needs of global enterprise organizations. For example, we’re working together in one of the largest multinational gas exploration and production companies in North America, and in a supermajor oil and gas company in Europe. Guardian is being deployed to improve the visibility and cyber security of their critical OT environments.
In one deployment, the client is using a combination of virtual and physical Nozomi Networks Guardian appliances, along with our Central Management Console (CMC). Their ICT department now has visibility into its global plant operations, including those under third-party management. They can confidently supervise and protect the security of extremely valuable business assets, and easily share insights with their executive leadership. Full benefits realized include operational/asset visibility, automated anomaly, intrusion and signature-based malware detection, and a turnkey solution requiring very little hands-on effort by the operator.
Here’s what Luis Luque, Managing Director, Accenture Security, had to say about the partnership:
“The oil and gas industry continues to be an attractive target for cyber criminals making it essential for companies to adopt a more proactive approach to cyber defense. With Nozomi Networks, companies immediately gain OT network monitoring and threat detection technology that can be integrated with Accenture’s security services and solutions. Together with Nozomi Networks, we are addressing the demand for top-notch ICS capabilities with a complete suite of solutions and services that minimize cybersecurity vulnerabilities for oil and gas, energy and other large industrial clients.”
Luis Luque, Managing Director, Accenture Security,
Accenture Consultants Trained as Certified Nozomi Networks Engineers
Accenture Consultants around the world have completed our rigorous technical delivery training program to become Certified Nozomi Networks Engineers. They are well armed with the knowledge and skills needed to support clients throughout the ICS cyber security deployment process.
Guardian Battles Threat Vectors in Lab Attack Simulations
Back in 2013, Accenture opened a technology lab in Arlington, Virginia, focused exclusively on cyber security. It brought renowned researchers, data scientists and best-in-class threat intelligence and cyber security solution providers together to demonstrate the benefits of advanced end-to-end security solutions.
Now, Accenture is expanding their labs to include a new Innovation Center OT Cyber Range in Houston, Texas. The Nozomi Networks real-time operational visibility and cyber security solution is on display, protecting critical infrastructure against infiltration and attack during live threat simulations.
Guardian automatically learns about the lab’s simulated industrial network including its components, connections and topology. Once the assets have been identified and a baseline for normal behavior is established, it then develops security and process profiles and monitors the system in real-time for change.
While running live threat scenarios, Accenture customers can watch Guardian map the network, and identify infiltration and attack attempts. Customers can also talk to resident security experts about how our cyber security solution can be applied in their own ICS environments.
Put the Nozomi Networks / Accenture Security Team to Work For You
If your organization is developing a cyber security program, I urge to consider the benefits of the comprehensive Nozomi Networks / Accenture Security solution. To find out more, contact us.
“Advancing ICS Visibility and Cyber Security with the Nozomi Networks Solution”
Read this document to learn how the Nozomi Networks solution:
Improves network and operational visibility for ICS
Detects ICS cyber and process risks
Facilitates rapid threat response
Enables enterprise-scale OT risk monitoring
Uniquely provides superior visibility and threat detection
- Accenture: Industrial Control System Cybersecurity
- Accenture: Innovation Center Houston
- Webpage: Nozomi Networks Alliances & Partners
- Executive Brief: Business Leaders Need to Quickly Shift Focus to Industrial Cyber Security
- Case Study: Enel Secures Global Power Generation Network
- Data Sheet: Guardian
SVP of BD and Alliance, Nozomi Networks
Chet brings passion and the wisdom of almost three decades of cross-functional, multi-industry experience to his role as VP of WW Business Development and Channel Sales. He draws on his deep expertise within industrial automation and control systems (IACS), operational (OT) networking and manufacturing technologies to lead Nozomi Networks’ business and technology partnering strategy and relationships.
Prior to Nozomi Networks, Chet directed sales, business development, solution architecture and industry marketing teams at Cisco Systems, achieving worldwide market leadership for IACS and OT networking infrastructure within the manufacturing sector. He previously managed product P&L growth, share and profitability within GE’s industrial, power, lighting and controls businesses.
Chet holds a Master’s from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University.