New York-based Claroty has teamed up with the Global Resilience Federation (GRF) to share information that facilitate the development of cybersecurity systems covering both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT).
In a statement, Claroty said it had arranged to share “original threat research, best practices, and strategic content” with GRF’s member organizations. The goal of this collaboration is to assist the Operational Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (OT-ISAC) and other ISACs affiliated with GRF in drawing up comprehensive IT/OT security strategies, it explained.
The company is in a good position to support GRF and its members via its Claroty Platform. This platform offers users comprehensive OT asset and network visibility, as well as risk assessment, segmentation, threat detection, and vulnerability management features – and it does so “all within a single, agentless solution,” the statement said.
Additionally, it is unique in providing Secure Remote Access capabilities (SRA) via a single point of entry. Specifically, it employs a secure and clientless interface to which external users must connect before they can execute periodic maintenance programs, software upgrades, and other support-related tasks.
Mark Orsi, the president of GRF, said that the partnership with Claroty would help his organization’s affiliates defend themselves against cyberattacks more effectively. “We are pleased to work with Claroty, our first OT-focused security partner, to help advance security for critical infrastructure sharing communities,” he said. “Our members are very aware of how important it is to secure their OT environments and how the increasing connectivity between IT and OT systems translates to greater threats to physical processes and systems.”
Dave Weinstein, Claroty’s chief security officer, stressed the importance of sharing information during the process of developing comprehensive security systems. “Information sharing is a critical tool for empowering OT cyber defenders, and partnerships like ours with the Global Resilience Foundation are a trusted, collaborative, and efficient way to help organizations get the guidance they need to better secure their OT environments,” he said. “Claroty possesses a privileged perspective of the OT threat landscape, and we are very much looking forward to sharing it with GRF and its members across multiple sectors to bolster their collective cybersecurity for both OT and IT infrastructure.”