Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Vienna. Critical infrastructure companies face considerable challenges when it comes to cybersecurity: Besides classic IT, a growing number of sensitive production areas (operation technology, OT) must be protected against attacks from the Web. A new solution now makes it possible to connect both and comprehensively secure systems. Cybersecurity specialist EnBW Full Kritis Service (FKS) and European technology manufacturers Radar Cyber Security and Rhebo Industrial Continuity got together to create it.
Digitalization needs intelligent protection
Hackers no longer stop at merely attacking employees’ desktop PCs: Pumps and valves of water network operators, for example, are digitalized in order to be able to control them remotely. Most of the time, however, the OT components and sensors installed for automation purposes are inadequately protected against attacks or are not monitored at all. An attack can therefore result in a loss of production or supply. The new solution from EnBW FKS, Radar Cyber Security and Rhebo Industrial Continuity represents an integrated approach that bridges the gap between IT and OT.
The partners are set to pool their expertise in EnBW’s cybersecurity center and combine advanced threat detection, log data analysis and vulnerability management and compliance with network condition monitoring, network behavior analysis and endpoint detection and response.
This will give customers comprehensive security services and allow new products to be developed on a partnership basis. These include the new EnBW cybersecurity monitoring cockpit, which processes the data and analyses from Rhebo and Radar Cyber Security based on need and geared toward the target group, allowing customers to react quickly to events.