CyberX partners with GE to strengthen IIoT cybersecurity

Dec 04, 2018

IIoT and industrial control system (ICS) security company CyberX announced 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 mounting number of attacks is evidence that the likelihood of breach is real and serious," said Ruggero Contu, Gartner senior director analyst. "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 partnerand 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 unauthorized devices, network scanning, unauthorized PLC logic downloads, and communication using undefined function codes in ICS protocols, which can indicate attempts to exploit known vulnerabilities in ICS devices.