SCADA Security for Energy & Utility Companies | AlienVault

SCADA Security for Energy & Utility Companies

AlienVault Unified Security Management™ (USM) simplifies and accelerates SCADA security with the essential capabilities you need for complete visibility of your assets, vulnerabilities, and threats – all in one centralized console.

Detect, Prioritize, and Respond to Threats Targeting Your Critical Systems Faster and More Effectively

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are coming increasingly under attack. Consequently, energy and utility companies are under rising pressure to implement cyber security measures to protect critical infrastructure devices and critical application servers from threats.

To unify cyber security standards for ICS and SCADA, the ISA99 / IEC 62443 set of standards has emerged as a framework to compliment NERC CIP and NIST SP800-82.

AlienVault USM™ enables energy and utility companies to detect and respond to threats and meet security requirements of the above-mentioned standards by unifying five essential security components in a single management platform.

AlienVault USM helps secure SCADA and ICS with essential capabilities such as:

Cyber Threat Detection

  • Essential security capabilities that are built in and centrally managed
  • Automatic detection of new assets and vulnerable systems before attackers can target them
  • Continuous monitoring of your network, users and assets to identify suspicious and malicious activity quickly

Threat Prioritization

  • Correlates and analyzes security events
  • At-a-glance view of threats ranked by priority
  • Critical asset monitoring to minimize the risk of system compromise and data exfiltration

Integrated Threat Intelligence

  • Continuous AlienVault Labs updates
  • Indicators of Compromise (IOCs)
  • Detailed response guidance

Cyber Threat Detection

Cyber threats come in all shapes and sizes. Targeted and custom attacks against energy and utility SCADA infrastructure are a growing threat. 

AlienVault’s USM platform provides a unified approach to threat detection and compliance management that puts complete SCADA security visibility at your fingertips. The USM platform is an all-in-one security management platform that includes essential security capabilities all centrally managed through a single interface to help you secure your critical infrastructure.

  • Asset Discovery
  • Vulnerability Assessment
  • Intrusion Detection
  • Behavioral Monitoring
  • SIEM (Security Information and Event Management)

These built-in capabilities allow you to answer critical questions relating to the security of your SCADA and ICS, such as what devices are on your network, which assets are vulnerable to attack, and which of these devices are communicating with known malicious IP addresses. AlienVault USM will automatically alert you when there is malicious activity in your network and when your users are violating policy.

Threat Prioritization

SCADA security is difficult to achieve in accordance with the guidance provided by ISA99 / IEC 62443. This is a series of standards, technical reports, and related information that define procedures for implementing electronically secure Industrial Automation and Control Systems.

Even with large teams, the number of alerts generated can be overwhelming and can result in critical threats being overlooked.

This can be a daunting challenge for organizations, particularly when it comes to trying to detect threats by manually collecting and correlating security events from disparate security point-products.

AlienVault USM does the heavy lifting for you. Correlating and analyzing events from its built-in data sources to identify the most important threats. The Cyber Kill Chain Taxonomy feature provides a prioritized, at-a-glance view of threat activity in your network and eliminates the need for you to investigate every alert.

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Actionable Threat Intelligence Delivered Directly to You

Most teams don’t have unlimited resources to research the latest threats in the wild. That’s why the AlienVault Labs Security Research Team works on your behalf to scour the global threat landscape for emerging latest attack methods, bad actors, and vulnerabilities that could impact your security. This team analyzes hundreds of thousands of threat indicators daily and delivers continuous threat intelligence updates automatically to your USM environment, in the form of actionable IDS signatures, correlation rules, remediation guidance, and more. With this integrated threat intelligence subscription, you always have the most up-to-date threat intelligence as you monitor your environment for emerging threat.

To provide deeper and wider insight into attack trends and bad actors, the AlienVault Labs Security Research Team leverages the power of the Open Threat Exchange® (OTX™)—the world’s first truly open threat intelligence community. This community of security researchers and IT professionals collaborate and share millions of threat artifacts as they emerge “in the wild,” so you get global insight into attack trends and bad actors that could impact your operations.

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