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Nation-E Expands Critical Infrastructure Efforts with New US Offices

Nation-E Expands Critical Infrastructure Efforts with New US Offices Homeland Security TodayCybersecurity solutions provider Nation-E recently announced the expansion of its US footprint with the creation of two new offices in the United States; one in Silicon Valley and the other in New York City.

Nation-E’s cybersecurity services, whichinclude products that make a connection between isolated operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) systems, are meant to enhance security built around critical pieces of infrastructure.

The Silicon Valley location will serve as the company’s US headquarters, and the New York City location will be used as a showroom to demonstrate the organization’s innovative solutions for defending industrial infrastructure and smart grid environments.

These solutions incorporate three main components:

Smart Agents: Hardware devices attached to critical assets with serial interfaces in order to monitor, protect and secure assets.

Energy Firewall: Collects and orchestrates real-time information acquired by the Smart Agents.

Cerebrum: Analyzes the information collected by the Energy Firewall and provides command and control center as well as detailed dashboards, reports and alerts.

With a proficiency in providing tools to protect organizations from insider threats and smart-grid hacking, Nation-E focuses on embedding their cybersecurity, risk management, big data analytics, and full command and control capabilities into unprotected—and therefore vulnerable—infrastructure.

In the 2015 Cost of Data Breach Study by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the average total cost of a data breach increased from $3.52 million in 2014 to $3.79 million in 2015. According to Idan Udi Edry, CEO at Nation-E, the solution to reduce this number and avoid future cyber-attacks is to protect the hidden areas within a company’s OT layers.

“It’s crucial to identify the vulnerable parts of the critical infrastructure within an organization’s OT layers. This is especially true with industrial companies that are aiming to transition to the next generation of industrial IT — Industry 4.0,” said Edry. “What happens is that the physical assets within a company’s operational technology layers become extremely vulnerable when transitioning to the IT domain, making it very simple for hackers to access and control critical infrastructure.”

Edry continued, “This is why we are seeing high numbers of attacks on physical assets, the internet of things and especially the industrial internet of things.”

The New York office will be hosting a grand opening event May 23-26.

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