AVEVA and Cylance Partner on ICS Cybersecurity
In recent years, executives at Schneider Electric noticed an uptick in demand from their industrial clientele for cybersecurity assistance with industrial control systems. To meet customer needs, the company has made ICS cybersecurity a high priority internally while also forging relationships with cyber vendors such as McAfee and the startup Claroty in 2014 and 2017, respectively. Now, Schneider Electric is partnering with endpoint security specialist Cylance to further beef up its security offerings and enhance its cybersecurity-based consulting services. “Simply put, we are upping our game,” Norm Thorlakson, VP HMI & Supervisory at the company.
Across verticals, industrial professionals share similar concerns concerning ICS cybersecurity. “They have all the same sound bites in the back of their head,” Thorlakson said. “They don’t want to be the next victim of an attack like Stuxnet or WannaCry.”