Latest hire reinforces company’s strategic focus on OT/ICS capabilities and its commitment to developing world-class cybersecurity solutions for the sector
Palo Alto, CA —July 22, 2021
Armis, the leading unified asset visibility and security platform provider, today announced Sachin Shah as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Operational Technology and Industrial Control Systems (ICS). He will report to Nadir Izrael, co-founder and Global CTO at Armis. His appointment further reinforces the company’s strategic commitment to innovating its world-class cybersecurity OT/ICS solutions. Armis recently secured 100% visibility for all OT, ICS, and IT assets in the MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluations for ICS and Sachin will continue to expand this key business function with his deep industry expertise.
With the increased frequency and sophistication of today’s attacks, depth and breadth of visibility are fundamental capabilities that an ICS security solution must deliver. Most breaches such as the recent Colonial Pipeline cyberattack began in the IT environment and then moved laterally to the OT environment — therefore, visibility into both the IT and OT/ICS sides of the house is paramount. Zero gaps mean zero blind spots, mitigating an attacker’s ability to operate undetected.
Most OT/ICS environments are modeled after the Purdue reference architecture which shields vulnerable devices from attack by limiting their connections — but in practice, the Purdue model is often incorrectly implemented, exposing many loopholes and segmentation violations. Armis recently attained top scores for visibility of all OT, ICS, and IT assets and real-time detection tactics in MITRE Engenuity ATT&CK® Evaluations for Industrial Control Systems (ICS), demonstrating its continued prowess when it comes to securing these environments.
“Sachin will be instrumental in how we innovate on our OT and ICS capabilities,” said Nadir Izrael, co-founder and CTO at Armis. “In alignment with our growth strategy, we are further expanding our OT/ICS solutions teams and Sachin will help expand our efforts collaborating across the business and ensuring we remain a best-in-class cybersecurity OT/ICS provider.”
Shah is an information security leader with over 20 years of industry experience. He has helped architect and manage smart factories, industrial IoT, and has extensive experience with artificial intelligence, zero-trust, risk and compliance, and edge security. At Armis, he will evaluate all strategic partnerships to ensure customer needs are met as well as work to build out the OT/ICS business unit to help enterprises better manage external threats and scale at speed.
“Recent attacks on water treatment facilities, oil and gas pipelines, and other critical infrastructures further prove that cyber resilience in these sectors is critical to national security,” said Sachin Shah, CTO for Operational Technology at Armis. “Armis will continue to grow and innovate our OT/ICS capabilities to help these entities be even more cyber secure and resilient and I look forward to expanding our solution suite to meet today’s threat landscape and help organizations prepare for tomorrow’s attacks.”
Armis is the leading unified asset visibility and security platform designed to address the new threat landscape that connected devices create. Fortune 1000 companies trust our real-time and continuous protection to see with full context all managed, unmanaged, and IoT devices, including medical devices (IoMT), operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS). Armis provides passive and unparalleled cybersecurity asset management, risk management, and automated enforcement. Armis is a privately held company and headquartered in Palo Alto, California.
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