Secure-NOK™ announces that its SNOK™ technology has been selected by NIST NCCoE (National Institute of Standards and Technology – National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence) to take part in a Capability Assessment for Securing Manufacturing Industrial Control Systems.
Secure-NOK™ is committed to safeguarding industrial assets from cyber threats. The SNOK™ technology, originally developed for and with the Oil & Gas Industry, provides early warnings of cybersecurity breaches on drilling rigs, manufacturing facilities, electric utilities etc. In the latest issue of the Drilling Contractor, Secure-NOK’s Founder and CTO elaborates on the Drilling Industry’s journey towards secure drilling rigs in this Guest Editorial: http://www.drillingcontractor.org/guest-editorial-iadc-advanced-rig-technology-committee-serve-as-leading-voice-on-cybersecurity-44058.
About the NIST NCCoE Cybersecurity Capability Assessment for Manufacturing:
The manufacturing industry finds itself in the middle of the fourth industrial revolution, often referred to as Industry 4.0., where exchange of data between various cyber-physical systems and business systems is a major trend. This results in increased connectivity between these once isolated environments, leaving the Industrial Control Systems (ICS) that control the manufacturing process more vulnerable to cyber threats.
In collaboration with the NIST Engineering Laboratory (EL), the NCCoE will produce a series of reference designs demonstrating four cybersecurity capabilities for the manufacturing sector. First of the four is behavioral anomaly detection (BAD) and prevention mechanisms.
“By implementing behavioral anomaly detection tools, manufacturers are provided with a key security component that will aid in sustaining business operations, particularly those based on ICS.” – NCCoE 2017.
The goal is to provide industry with detailed information to establish an anomaly detection and prevention capability in their own environments. This project will result in a NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide and will be part one of a four-part series. While the reference design will focus on cybersecurity, the NCCoE example solution may also produce residual benefits to manufacturers for detecting anomalous conditions that are not security related.
Additional information about the project can be found on the NIST NCCoE website: https://nccoe.nist.gov/projects/use-cases/capabilities-assessment-securing-manufacturing-industrial-control-systems
* Certain commercial entities, equipment, products, or materials may be identified in order to describe an experimental procedure or concept adequately. Such identification is not intended to imply recommendation or endorsement by NIST or NCCoE, nor is it intended to imply that the entities, equipment, products, or materials are necessarily the best available for the purpose.