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Tripwire now supporting ANSI/ISA-62443 for “unified visibility” in manufacturing environments


July 4, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Jul. 4, 2016 – Tripwire recently announced its Configuration Compliance Manager (CCM) now supports ANSI/ISA-62443, a global standard for securing industrial automation systems, controllers, and associated networking equipment configurations.

“By extending our CCM solution we can now address the unique cyber security challenges associated with demanding operational technology (OT) environments,” said Rekha Shenoy, vice president and general manager of industrial cyber security for Belden, Tripwire’s parent company. “With this offering, we are able to assess and monitor changes that can indicate a cyber attack without connecting to or communicating with PLC or control devices. Tripwire CCM maximizes uptime while improving security.”

According to Tripwire, CCM can now “reduce cyber security risks from external attacks, malicious insiders and human error while protecting critical infrastructure reliability, uptime and safety of industrial automation and manufacturing environments.” Using the solution, engineers and cyber security personnel can audit networks and controllers, while identifying “unauthorized changes, errors and security vulnerabilities and provide prioritized remediation guidance to reduce risks without affecting operational availability, reliability or safety.”

“A combination of factors is dramatically reshaping OT security,” said Robert Westervelt, information security research manager for IDC. “More Internet connected industrial automation devices and the convergence of OT and IT infrastructures, in addition to a shortage of security skills, means that accurate evaluation and mitigation of security risks is increasingly challenging.”