Energy, utilities, water supply, marine ports, and other critical infrastructure services can now gain full visibility of assets to improve security posture
PALO ALTO, Calif. – May 17, 2022 – Armis, the leading unified asset visibility and security platform, today announced the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program (CIPP) to help organizations supplying systemically important entities such as energy, water, marine ports, and wastewater to pinpoint and fortify assets in need of urgent security improvements. Under this new program, critical infrastructure providers in the U.S. and NATO-aligned countries will have complimentary access to Armis for three months. As technologies converge, it is important now more than ever that public and private organizations collaborate to address the visibility gap and reduce this growing threat.
Geopolitical instability associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraine, along with ongoing U.S. and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) aid to Ukraine’s defense efforts, increases the possibility of retaliatory cyberattacks against critical infrastructure in the U.S. and NATO-aligned countries. The program is complementary to Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, guidance which has been provided through the SHIELDS UP initiative to help organizations like those noted above prepare for, respond to, and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks. The potential attack surface of critical infrastructure across the U.S. alone includes:
“The ongoing modernization of critical infrastructure brings efficiencies and scalability to the lifeline services we rely on, such as electric power grids, commercial maritime ports, oil and gas pipelines, transportation services, and water treatment facilities. As these cyber-physical systems expand throughout our critical infrastructure, the attack surface and inherent risk are growing at an alarming rate,” said Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO and Co-founder of Armis. “By joining the power of the Armis asset visibility and intelligence platform with leading security providers like Kroll, we are bringing the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program forward to collaborate and defend against future cyberattacks.”
Announced in February as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, CISA’s SHIELDS UP program highlighted the risk of increased malicious cyber activity to the U.S. homeland. Armis also provides the following guidance:
In conjunction with the introduction of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program, Armis is partnering with Kroll, the leading provider of data, technology and insights related to risk, governance and growth. Kroll’s frontline threat intelligence, generated from responding to more than 3,200 incidents every year, will be merged with Armis’ OT and ICS telemetry to enable clients to build cyber resilience and confidently respond in the event of an incident. Organizations will be able to sign up for the program starting today, through June 17, 2022.
“The cyber defense of critical infrastructure is of paramount importance. This requires comprehensive threat intelligence, technical visibility and continual detection and response to secure complex OT and ICS environments,” said Jason Smolanoff, President of Cyber Risk at Kroll. “We must test controls, simulate attack scenarios, and conduct regular tabletop exercises to generate confidence that the security measures we take are effective. In collaborating with Armis we are bringing together their deep visibility with our extensive field experience, enabling clients to protect their most critical assets.”
Services and Benefits of the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program
Three months of complimentary access includes:
Organizations participating in the program will receive:
Gain complete visibility into OT and IT assets
The Armis platform performs continuous, non-invasive monitoring of every wired and wireless OT and IT asset in your environment. The platform:
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 assets across IT, cloud, IoT devices, medical devices (IoMT), operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS), and 5G. 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. Visit www.armis.com.
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