Utilities

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Utilities Are Facing New Challenges

Whether handling Generation, Transmission, or Distribution, utilities are all made up of a heterogeneous mix of IT and OT (Operational Technologies), with business networks, smart grids, remote facilities, and off site distribution assets. Each of these environments is either already connected to outwards facing protocols, or soon to be connected, creating unique security needs and challenges throughout the entire infrastructure.

As connectivity becomes the new norm, with great operational and bottom line benefits that can be derived from smart controls and connection to the Industrial Internet, this new era at the same time exposes critical assets to unprecedented cyber and operational threats that can result in:

  • Asset health issues
  • Sudden outages
  • Lost production
  • Additional maintenance cycles
  • Evolving compliance demand

While some of threats that target utilities appear familiar from the world of IT, like DoS attacks, data breaches or APT attacks – their impact is much greater when they can directly affect critical assets. Making matters more complex, many of the threats that can plague utilities are still unknown and unpredictable, making attack scenarios hard to expect, detect or prepare for.

While risks keep rising, existing solutions based on rules, signatures or patterns do not possess the scope and capabilities to defend  utilities against a growing variety of IT and OT threats, failing to provide adequate protection from the unknown.

Introducing new thinking to the protection of smart grids and critical infrastructure, ThetaRay helps organizations like yours harness and analyze data across all environments, systems, and protocols to detect and defeat unknown threats within seconds, and before impact to production, safety or revenues can occur.

THETARAY’S SOLUTION

Today’s grids and metering are no longer isolated or air-gapped environments. Rather, increasingly connected by Industrial Internet protocols, organizations that constitute the backbone of the economy are amidst a digital revolution they must find ways to secure.

The explosion of connectivity and access, driven by the need to boost operations and cut costs, has exposed utilities to a new generation of targeted cyber-attacks. While unknown, targeted attacks are on a constant rise, existing signature or rule-based security simply cannot defend against them, leaving organizations vulnerable and exposed.

A new generation of threats requires a new generation of intelligent, rapidly evolving security capabilities. Helping utilities embrace the convergence of IT and OT in a safe and secure way, ThetaRay industrial threat detection solutions enable your team uncover the unknown threats that are bound to emerge as you move forward into a new, connected industrial era.

Helping utilities embrace the convergence of IT and OT in a safe and secure way, ThetaRay enables your team to detect the unknown threats that are bound to emerge as you move forward into a smarter, connected era.

ThetaRay’s hyper dimensional Big Data analytics platform is the only solution that can unify threat detection from all data sources utilities collect. Data from IT and OT, is analyzed in parallel, resulting in automatic anomaly alerts that help teams narrow in on the very first signs of a cyber-attack, like zero day, APT attacks, Stuxnet-like operation, or silent operational faults.

See how ThetaRay can help your organization detect threats in real time across your entire infrastructure to protect critical operations, before any impact to production, maintenance, safety or revenues can occur.
ThetaRay's Analytics Platform monitors Big Data across all organizational environments, systems and protocols to detect anomalies that spell out the earliest signs of unknown zero-day malware, targeted APT attacks, and sophisticated Stuxnet-like operations targeting industrial critical infrastructure.

Unlike existing solutions that monitor network traffic, ThetaRay protects machines by also analyzing machine data from critical utility systems and devices in parallel. For example, IT networks, SCADA networks, machine data from sources like IEDs, smart meters, or protocols such as DNP3, ICCP, ModBus are analyzed simultaneously, in real time to expose all security anomalies across the infrastructure, like device attacks, RTU compromise, or DoS attacks on smart grid resources.

Detection is automatic, not requiring manual intervention or threshold setting. There are no changes to critical infrastructure networks or operations, no big data expertise required, no dedicated users or security updates. Just accurate detection and laser-focused forensics to enable your team to uncover and stop cyber threats dead in their tracks.

ThetaRay Asset Protection

  • Detect the first signs of unknown malware, and targeted OT & IT-based attacks
  • Rule- and signature-free detection mechanisms, built to uncover unknown cyber threats
  • Industrial-grade detection reliability with extremely low false positive levels
  • Real-time alerts, detecting cyber-attacks in seconds instead of months
  • Rapid threat mitigation with detailed event forensics (score, device, exact measurements triggering the detection, similar events) ensuring no impact to production, safety and revenues can occur
  • Fully automated, unsupervised detection, does not require any manual intervention or Big Data expertise
  • Swift deployment, no changes to critical networks or operations, no rule/signature updates – ever!
  • In-depth threat visibility with built-in dashboards, reporting, and an event investigation suite
  • Easy to scale-up, simple to monitor and protect new machines and environments
Without visibility into data generated throughout the entire infrastructure, including all IT and OT environments, detecting operational faults can be a difficult task. ThetaRay’s Industrial solution monitors data throughout all environments, systems and protocols, automatically detecting operational faults in real time, enabling your team to take action before operations are impacted.

To assure continuous, reliable operations, utilities rely on ThetaRay’s Industrial Asset Protection to automate the detection of threats to their critical assets, stopping issues before they can adversely impact the organization, meeting internal governance requirements, and improving their overall operational resilience.

ThetaRay Asset Protection

  • Prevent unplanned downtime – on any machine, in any environment.
  • Detect the first signs of unknown operational threats, such as equipment malfunction, misconfigurations, and imminent system outages.
  • Industrial-grade detection reliability with extremely low false positive levels
  • Real-time alerts including detailed event information (score, device, exact measurements triggering the alert, similar events), to enable rapid root-cause analysis and remediation.
  • Take action on time, before any impact to production, safety and revenues can occur
  • Fully automated, unsupervised detection, does not require any manual intervention. No dedicated users, or big data expertise required.
  • Swift deployment, non-intrusive, no changes to critical systems, networks, or operations.
  • Complete threat visibility with built-in dashboard, reporting and an event investigation suite.
  • Easy to scale-up, simple to monitor and protect new machines and environments.

Resources

Protecting Your Critical Infrastructure Against Unknown Threats

Industrial Solution Brochure

Your Critical Infrastructure is No Longer Immune to Cyber Attacks

White Paper

Cyber and Operational Solutions for a Connected Industrial Era

White Paper