Define: Critical infrastructure protection?
Critical infrastructure protection (CIP) is a concept that relates to the preparedness and response to serious incidents that involve the critical infrastructure of a region or nation.
Top Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Companies and Solutions
This article showcases Threat.Technology’s top picks for the best Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) solutions. We selected these companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
WhiteFox Defense Technologies
WhiteFox Defense Technologies develops and provides drone threat mitigation device the DroneFox. It offers two systems DroneFox Tactical, a portal mobile device which responds to drone threats based on operator feedback or automatically based on preset conditions; DroneFox Fortify, a fixed device which integrates and provides continues automatic protection of vulnerable facilities and critical infrastructure.
WhiteFox Defense’s device detects small and modified drones in airspace, analyses target drones based on variables including its model, location, and flight pattern, and reroutes. Additionally, its clientele include critical infrastructure protection, homeland security, public safety, and defense.
Luke Fox founded WhiteFox Defense in 2016. It has its headquarters in San Luis Obispo in California..
iS5 Communications is a global provider of integrated services and solutions, and manufacturer of intelligent Industrial Ethernet products. Their products are designed to meet the stringent demand requirements of utility sub-stations, roadside transportation, rail, and industrial applications.
iS5Com’s services and products are key enablers of advanced technology implementation such as the Smart Grid, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Intelligent Oil Field, and Internet of Things. All products have the ability to transmit data efficiently without the loss of any packets under harsh environments and EMI conditions..
Xceedium is a leading provider of zero-trust privileged access management solutions. Xceedium products are used by large enterprises and global government agencies to meet stringent security and compliance needs.
Its technology allows organizations to control access to their networks based on who the user is, and contains the user to explicit resources, which eliminates the risk of allowing untrusted third parties and privileged users on their networks. The company’s technology secures and enforces policies for the privileged user and application-to-application passwords.
Coupled with cutting-edge monitoring capabilities, Xceedium enables commercial and government organizations to address and prove compliance with requirements including PCI DSS, FISMA, NIST-800.53, HIPAA, and NERC CIP. Xceedium products are FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Common Criteria EAL4+ certified..
Neohapsis provides mobile and cloud security services to enterprises and government agencies. It offers application security services, including application assessment, architecture design assessment, threat modeling, secure software development lifecycle assessment, and product security assessment; and cloud security services, including rapid secure cloud application deployment, cloud application assessments, cloud data compliance, and cloud infrastructure assessment.
It also assists clients with various compliance requirements, including payment card industry data security standard, the U.S. state data protection and data privacy, HIPAA/HITECH, NERC CIP, and DIACAP.
In addition it provides IT risk management and governance, third-party risk management, cloud computing strategy, mobile security, and on-site advisory; mobile application, mobile infrastructure, mobile device security, mobile strategy, policy, and risk management services; and network and endpoint security services, including network archite…. .
iHackLabs is an international cybersecurity firm created by renowned professionals, with an innovative vision and deep experience in the cybersecurity, technology and business consulting. They want to revolutionize the cybersecurity world and provide new and differential services covering two existing needs in the market: IT Cybersecurity and Industrial Cybersecurity.
A new advanced and pragmatic approach to industrial cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection, a unique platforms to grow and develop the cybersecurity talent. Their approach and offering are fresh and complementary to the existing services being provided by other players in the market (consulting firms, vendors, integrators, etc.), which allow them to create immediate synergies: collaboration is part of their DNA.
Moreover, they have one of the best cybersecurity training and simulation platforms worldwide, to help and support the improvement of cybersecurity capabilities and develop top-level cybersecurity talent.. .
Waterfall Security Solutions
Waterfall Security’s technologies represent an evolutionary alternative to firewalls. Founded in 2007, their innovative, patented Unidirectional Security Gateway solutions enable safe and reliable IT/OT integration, data sharing, cloud services, and all required connectivity for industrial control systems and critical infrastructures.
Their solutions are considered as cyber-security best practices by many regulatory and governmental agencies. Moreover, their unidirectional gateway technology dramatically reduces the cost and complexity of governmental and regulatory compliance with NERC CIP, NRC, NIST, CFATS, ANSSI and other regulations..
NetIQ Corp. portfolio includes solutions for managing Security & Compliance, Identity & Access, and Performance & Availability to help organizations tackle information protection challenges such as PCI DSS, HIPAA, SOX and NERC CIP and manage the complexity of dynamic, highly-distributed application environments.
It offers NetIQ Aegis, a solution to automate repetitive and manual tasks with information technology (IT) process and run book automation; NetIQ AppManager to monitor and manage the performance of systems, applications, networks, and IT services; NetIQ Security Manager to detect changes, monitor privileged user activity, consolidate logs, and manage security events; NetIQ Secure Configuration Manager to audit and control the security configuration of servers, applications, and workstations; and NetIQ Directory and Resource Administrator to delegate administrator privileges in active directory. The company also provides NetIQ Change Guardian for Databases, a security information and event management solution for protecting host systems, applications, and data.
In addition, it offers NetIQ Identity Integration Suite, which enables centralized management and control for Unix, Linux, VMware ESX, and Mac. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.
As of July 5, 2006, NetIQ Corp. operates as a subsidiary of Attachmate Corporation.
The Chertoff Group offers security and risk management advisory, and mergers and acquisitions services. It offers consulting and business development services such as risk management strategy and counsel, border protection, commerce, supply-chain security, biometrics and identity management programs, critical infrastructure protection, fraud prevention and investigation, and intelligence and counter-terrorism services.
The company’s mergers and acquisitions services include data and cyber security services, including detection, encryption, computer forensic, and data recovery; natural or man-made disaster preparedness, response, and recovery; and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear security services. Further, it includes strategic advisory services such as market analysis, market intelligence, due diligence support, budget and program review, forecast validation, customer background check, and management/cultural assessment services; and investment banking services such as sell-side and buy-side mergers and acquisitions advisory, private placement, and valuation services.
The Chertoff Group was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Washington, District Of Columbia with additional offices in London, New York, and San Francisco.. .
Six3 Systems, Inc. (Six3) provides strategic solutions to U.S.
Government agencies in the Intelligence, Defense, and Civilian communities. Our teams are highly adept at solving complex problems utilizing the convergence of top-line subject matter expertise and leading-edge technology solutions, empowering decision-makers to make better mission-critical decisions.
Our teams excel in the areas of collection, processing, analysis, and security. We have operational personnel stationed around the world in support of our customers’ missions.
Six3 comprises a professional staff with substantial experience in personnel/document/physical security, Homeland security, counterintelligence, human intelligence, measurement and signature intelligence, biometrics, research and technology, critical infrastructure protection and force protection.. .
HAWK Defense provides an innovative Big Data Security Analytics (BDSA) platform that allows enterprises make timely, well-informed security decisions from the ever-growing aggregations of logged data. Hawk’s eyeCon software solution bridges the gap between legacy SIEM and Big Data Analytics with a massively scalable architecture that delivers high-speed data ingestion and a highly efficient patented analytics engine.
HAWK Defense customers benefit from rapid installation and setup times, simple administration, out-of-the-box analytics, and dynamic threat intelligence feeds. The eyeCon solution supports the security analyst a ‘single pane of glass’ with insight to indicators of compromise that were previously undetectable, support to validate, prioritize, and respond to increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.
eyeCon technology is also used to ensure compliance with a myriad of mandates such as PCI DSS, NERC CIP, GLBA, FISMA, HIPAA, SOX and GPG 13. Alert-driven correlation, while important, is limited to those events that trigger on a security device.
These alerts without context have the propensity to generate false alarms at a very high rate. Confidently detecting true indicators of compromise (IOCs) in a timely manner requires the ability to consume all streaming event data, correlating alerts, and applying advanced analytics to user activity, application activity, and asset activity from all systems.
The ability to actively observe and measure behaviors from data across the entire enterprise IT environment is critical to determine validity and priority of real threats. Alert data + Behavior data analyzed together will lead to a higher degree of accuracy and capability to deliver effective, timely response to true IOCs for effective risk mitigation..
Security Growth Partners
Security Growth Partnersâ€™ (SGP) mission is to support companies that provide security solutions for the security market. SGP serves a large and diverse industry including, among others, information technology (IT) security, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), homeland security and their related markets.
SGP is more than a fund or typical venture capital organization. They identify desirable opportunities and become extensively involved in the strategy and operations of each company with which they work.
Rather than simply invest, they capitalize on both their extensive expertise and experience in the security sector and their strong network of contacts to help management grow their businesses. SGP has acquired experience and knowledge by successfully founding, managing and growing businesses.
They understand both the financial aspects of investing and the operational aspects of managing and leading companies. SGP draw on the experience and expertise of their principals, advisors, and consultants to provide each company with access to key resources to enhance its development and increase its probability of success..
ASERO brings a global view to security challenges and offers unprecedented capabilities and experience to entities concerned with homeland security issues. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ASERO was founded by Doron Bergerbest-Eilon who is recognized as one of the world’s foremost experts on homeland security and risk management strategy and implementation.
ASERO’s consulting team is composed of national and international security and protection experts who together provide integrated and strategic solutions and tactical counsel to governments and major businesses on risk mitigation, emergency preparedness and critical infrastructure protection.. .
TriGeo Network Security
TriGeo Network Security delivers enterprise security information and event management (SIEM) designed specifically for the needs of the midmarket. TriGeo SIM is the only real-time SIEM appliance that automatically identifies and responds to network attacks, suspicious behavior and policy violations.
This award-winning product combines real-time log management, event correlation, USB detection and prevention with powerful active response technology. TriGeo SIM is both a unique network defense technology and an “Audit-Proven” compliance solution that meets the security monitoring and log management requirements imposed by PCI, GLBA, NCUA, NERC CIP, FDIC, HIPAA, SOX and more..
WCK – White Cyber Knight
WCK GRC software provides holistic coverage for all your risk management challenges – security, IT, physical and critical infrastructure protection. Their governance risk and compliance platform delivers crystal clear visibility of your security and IT posture.
In business language that management can understand. You get a remediation plan that is prioritized so that you focus your improvement efforts where it counts the most, on your company‘s crown jewels.
Their unique GRC solution is designed to be implemented in an extremely short time frame. Simple and intuitive to use and maintain..
Readiness Resource Group
RRG provides scientific, operational, and technical assistance to enhance infrastructure protection, national preparedness, and continuity of operations. We conduct studies and analyses, readiness assessments, support planning, training and exercises, and we provide technical assistance to enhance infrastructure protection and enterprise resilience.
RRG provides technical assistance in programs including: anti-terrorism, domestic preparedness, emergency management, homeland security, critical infrastructure protection, weapons of mass destruction (WMD) preparedness, business integration and continuity planning, executive crisis management training, preparedness and vulnerability assessments, and technology assessment and integration. In addition to our professional and technical services, the RRG team is engaged in multiple technology development and integration initiatives for homeland security, transportation, energy.
These initiatives span the spectrum from superconducting maglev systems for energy storage to advanced radio frequency (RF) visualization tools for military, border security, and other law enforcement and corrections applications.. .
SC Cyber is a statewide initiative, based at the University of South Carolina and with partners across all levels of academia, industry, and government, with a mission to develop the talent, techniques, and tools to defend critical, connected infrastructure within South Carolina and the United States. In support of this mission, SC Cyber will create and offer programs for training and workforce development, education, advanced technology development and commercialization, and critical infrastructure protection.
The Consortium that is SC Cyber is committed to developing a unified approach to meeting the cybersecurity workforce and education needs in South Carolina. This is being done by connecting a number of ongoing efforts throughout the state and creating a dynamic and collaborative partnership.
The consortium is working with cross sector partners ranging from K-12, higher education, workforce, and the cyber community as a whole.. .
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