Global testing and inspection service provider to harness next-generation industrial cybersecurity technology for delivering Industrial Cybersecurity & Operational Technology Security Services to its clients.
Cologne, Germany; Littleton, U.S. – February 15, 2019 – TÜV Rheinland, a global independent inspection service provider and Nozomi Networks, the leader in industrial cyber security and operational visibility, announced a global partnership aimed at helping clients across manufacturing plant operators, energy and utility companies, transportation and transit system operators.
Deep knowledge of the complexities of ICS networks, continuous innovation and expertise in artificial intelligence have made Nozomi Networks the leader in real-time cybersecurity and visibility for industrial control networks. Now in its fifth generation of technology, Nozomi Networks solutions support hundreds of thousands of devices in more than 1000 installations spanning energy, manufacturing, mining, transportation, utilities and critical infrastructure. Nozomi Networks has a proven solution for mapping, monitoring and identifying OT threats. It easily integrates and shares ICS information with large-scale IT/OT environments.
TÜV Rheinland and Nozomi Networks are collaborating to improve the detection and remediation time of cybersecurity threats that target operational technology infrastructure.
“Organizations have invested in maturing Cybersecurity posture around their IT infrastructure and enterprise applications focusing on getting visibility and control. OT security is rapidly becoming a critical dimension of a cybersecurity program to maintain a safe, secure and reliable operating environment, where our partnership with Nozomi Networks will allow us to enhance our industrial cybersecurity solutions portfolio and deliver services that will better equip our clients to detect and monitor cyber threats in their OT environment, and ultimately improve the safety of their operations,” commented Anish Srivastava, President and CEO of TUV Rheinland OpenSky.
“TÜV Rheinland is a leading Industrial Cybersecurity services player operating globally. Our partnership will combine TÜV Rheinland’s industrial cybersecurity expertise and our industry leading technology to provide a strong foundation for both companies to address the industrial cybersecurity market collaboratively and deliver greater value to clients,” said Edgard Capdevielle, President and Chief Executive Officer at Nozomi Networks.
Cybersecurity in the World of Operational Technology and Industrial Control Systems
Leading cybersecurity standards for industrial control systems emphasize that systems operators should have cybersecurity monitoring solutions in place. Organizations operating industrial facilities have a responsibility to monitor, detect and mitigate cybersecurity attacks to maintain the safety, integrity and availability of their plants. The compromise of these plants may have a severe and detrimental impact on society. With decades of experience testing and certifying industrial systems, TÜV Rheinland has worked across some of the most challenging industries. Its services can provide end-to-end visibility, threat detection and vulnerability assessments for OT and industrial cybersecurity risks.
By combining Nozomi Networks technology and TÜV Rheinland’s Industrial Cybersecurity services, clients would gain a full spectrum of services to enhance the functional safety and cybersecurity resilience of their OT environment. TÜV Rheinland’s Industrial Network Cybersecurity Risk Assessment service enables organizations to quickly identify Cybersecurity risks across their industrial networks and operational technology would now be available on the Nozomi technology platform. Clients would also be able to leverage TÜV Rheinland’s expertise to architect, deploy and integrate these solutions within their existing Security Operations Centre (SOC) environment and threat monitoring capabilities.
Industrial and system operators will benefit by:
- Mitigating risks and threats to their operations and assets
- Maintaining standards for effective, OT cybersecurity services
- Improving their operational and business performance
“Over the past two years we have made significant investments into further developing our solutions for Industrial Services and Operational Technology (OT) Security, and we continue to be uniquely positioned to offer deep expertise to our clients concerned about the safety, security and reliability of their operations,” commented Frank Luzsicza, Executive Vice President, Digital Transformation & Cybersecurity, at TÜV Rheinland.
Last month at the Davos, World Economic Forum summit cybersecurity was high on the radar and recognized as one of the biggest challenges facing chief executives and political leaders around the world. There is also a warning that a failure to adequately protect against cyberattacks, could cost the global economy if such cyberattacks could shut down critical infrastructure and manufacturing plants. A recently released study (Industrial Security in 2019: A TÜV Rheinland Perspective (https://www.tuvopensky.com/resources/white-papers/industrial-security-2019/) by TÜV Rheinland surveying how industrial organizations protect their operational technology (OT) assets from cyberattacks shows that there is significant ground to be covered when it comes to securing OT assets. Lack of concern toward OT cybersecurity was evident with 40 percent of respondents stating that they had never assessed the risks posed by cyberattacks on their operational technology. A further 34 percent were not aware of the extent to which these risks were investigated. In addition, only one in five companies has tailored its measures for cybersecurity to operational technology.