Radiflow partners with Mitsubishi on securing critical infrastructure and industrial automation

Industrial Automation

Industrial cybersecurity vendor Radiflow joined on Tuesday with Mitsubishi Electric UK to address the IEC 62443 cybersecurity standard needs in the critical infrastructure and industrial automation markets. With the new offering covering cybersecurity software, hardware and consultancy services, Mitsubishi customers can protect systems through adherence to critical industry security frameworks.

The integration of Mitsubishi’s automation expertise and tools with Radiflow’s cybersecurity and IEC 62443 compliance skills offers a holistic view of a client’s risk position, Radiflow said. It provides Mitsubishi customers with consultancy services for cybersecurity, using OT (operational technology) security risk assessments, Radiflow intrusion detection software and general advice on alignment with IEC 62443.

The offering will also enable UK users to aid asset owners in complying with the requirements of network and information systems, in line with CPNI (Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure) directives that help reduce vulnerability of the national infrastructure to terrorism and other threats.

With several global locations, including offices in Mahwah, New Jersey and Tel Aviv, Radiflow provides offerings for ICS/SCADA networks that allow users to maintain visibility and control of their OT networks, including an Intelligent Threat Detection tool that passively monitors the OT network for anomalies, as well as secure gateways that protect OT networks from any deviations from set access policies.

Developed by the ISA99 committee and adopted by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the ISA/IEC 62443 is made of standards, technical reports, and related information that define procedures for implementing electronically secure Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS). This guides end users, system integrators, security practitioners and control systems manufacturers responsible for manufacturing, designing, implementing or managing industrial automation and control systems.

The ISA/IEC 62443 offers a flexible framework that addresses and mitigates current and future security vulnerabilities in IACSs. The committee also draws on the input and knowledge of global IACS security experts to develop consensus standards that are applicable to all industry sectors and critical infrastructure.

The latest announcement follows Radiflow’s August launch of its Cyber Industrial Automated Risk Analysis (CIARA) platform that helps users meet emerging best practice around risk modelling and management using the ISA/IEC 62443 series of standards. CIARA aims to reduce cyber risk in Industry 4.0 environments, while using advanced analysis algorithms to automate and manage the cybersecurity risk life cycle.

“Radiflow sees huge value for OT organisations to have cybersecurity services and solutions aligned with their automation systems,” said Ilan Barda, founder and CEO of Radiflow, in a press statement. “By combining the automation knowledge and tools of Mitsubishi with the OT cyber security skills and tools of Radiflow, we are able to provide a holistic view of an organisation’s OT risk posture.”

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