JCDC-ICS adds vendor expertise to address increasing U.S. government focus on the cybersecurity and resilience of industrial control systems and operational technology
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2022 — Nozomi Networks, the leader in OT and IoT security, today announced it is partnering with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to build a Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC) for ICS. Publicly announced today at S4x22 in Miami, the JCDC-ICS will work with Industrial Control Systems (ICS) experts—security vendors, integrators, and distributors—to enhance public-private partnerships across critical infrastructure and within sectors working daily to fortify their operations.
“It’s an honor to get the call from CISA to help defend US critical infrastructure,” said Nozomi Networks Co-founder and CPO Andrea Carcano. “For nearly a decade Nozomi Networks and our advanced solutions for ICS cybersecurity have helped secure the top oil and gas operators, electric utilities and other critical infrastructure providers in the US and around the world. We look forward to applying our global experience and top technical expertise to strengthen the collective defense of our nation’s most critical infrastructure.”
“Cyber threats to the systems that control and operate the critical infrastructure we rely on every day are among our greatest challenges,” said CISA Director Jen Easterly. “As the destruction or corruption of these control systems could cause grave harm, ensuring their security and resilience must be a collective effort that taps into the innovation, expertise, and ingenuity of the ICS community. I’m excited to leverage our evolving JCDC platform to enable us to plan, exercise, and collaborate with industry leaders to drive down risk to the systems and networks we depend on so greatly as a nation.”
JCDC-ICS will build on the existing Collaborative platform by taking advantage of the knowledge, visibility, and capabilities of the ICS community to build plans around the protection and defense of control systems; inform U.S. government guidance on ICS/OT cybersecurity; and contribute to real time operational fusion across private and public partners in the ICS/OT space. More information about CISA’s work with the ICS community is available at www.cisa.gov/ics.