As industrial companies of all sizes get serious about securing their enterprise and control system networks in the wake of increasing cyber-attacks, automation technology suppliers are partnering with recognized cybersecurity technology companies to bolster protection of their technologies in the field.
The new agreement between the two companies validates use of the Dragos Platform within Emerson’s DeltaV distributed control system (DCS). According to Dragos and Emerson, the extended agreement between the two companies helps protect industrial control systems and operational technologies for power and water utilities, as well as oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, pulp and paper, and metals and mining.
Dragos notes that it is also incorporating DeltaV DCS platform-specific capabilities into the Dragos platform, including protocol dissectors, asset characterizations, threat behavior analytics, and investigation playbooks to expand Emerson’s cybersecurity assessment capabilities and enhance threat detection and response for process industries.
Rockwell Automation’s work with Dragos involves use of dedicated ICS incident responders from Dragos as part of Rockwell’s incident response retainer program. According to Rockwell, this program is designed to help industrial companies develop an action plan using proven methods to contain the incident and minimize damage. Rockwell notes that its back-up and recovery services, which are part of this program, keep near real-time records of production and application data, allowing businesses to recover quickly and return to production. “Following system recovery, our industrial security services team also investigates the incident to help identify root causes and strengthen your resilience,” Rockwell says.
Other Dragos partners in the industrial space include: Amazon Web Services, Deloitte, Fortinet, GE, Juniper Networks, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Splunk, IBM Security, ServiceNow, OSISoft (now part of Aveva), ISA Global Security Alliance, Waterfall Security Solutions, Owl Data Diode, and MxD.