OT Security

Real-time Threat Monitoring

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The Challenge

OT networks tend to be large and complex and include a range of assets that are unfamiliar to IT, such as legacy OT devices.  

Protecting OT systems requires a mix of IT and OT skills, which is difficult to recruit for, especially in small- and medium-sized companies. 

In industrial networks, the goal is to maintain a high level of safety, availability and efficiency. This must be ensured when integrating OT network monitoring into a security operation centre (SOC), which, in contrast, focuses on confidentiality, integrity and availability. 

Related Services

The basis for any real-time monitoring is the installation of the monitoring equipment need.

Malware Scanning

Malware scanning in a lab environment.

Consultancy

On-demand consultancy on OT Security.

Real-time threat monitoring

Today, most industrial sites have at least one direct connection to publicly available internet.

Therefore, OT networks need monitoring. It wasn’t always like this, but with OT and IT converging it has become a necessity.

Digitisation will continue to drive innovation in OT, and therefore the need for security in the OT environment will rise.

Benefits of real-time threat monitoring of the OT environment include:

  • An updated and complete overview of activities in the OT network
  • Reduced risks to operations
  • Increased plant safety
  • Access to expertise with automation engineers and IT security experts keeping an eye on your OT network
  • Removal of false-positive alerts
  • Reduces pressure on overworked IT security specialists.

Feature Overview

ProjectBinder’s real-time monitoring consists of the following features: 

  • Passive monitoring
  • An active investigation by our automation engineers and security analysts  
  • Seamless integration into any SIEM  
  • Seamless integration into any network solution 

Passive Monitoring

Do you run an old version of Windows in your plant, such as Windows XP, and is it unfeasible to patch or upgrade your operating system due to your factors of production (legacy systems, old hardware, production uptime requirements)?

Situations like these suggest that you should compensate by continuously monitoring in order to detect breaches quickly.

Automatic Asset Identification 

ProjectBinder will automatically identify new assets and include them in our threat monitoring. Therefore, your staff are not required to carry out any administrative actions and you will always have an up-to-date OT asset inventory.

150+ ICS Protocols  

 

With 150+ ICS protocols in our database, we have an extensive overview of all protocols. The database is used to dissect your networks and their functioning to detect vulnerabilities and anomalous behaviour.  

We run this database of ICS protocols against another database of common vulnerabilities and exposures which enables us to provide you with real-time alerts when changes that could affect your OT environment occur.  

With contextual awareness, we detect the patterns of user behaviour and devices in the network to identify anomalous behaviour, and we will then provide you with the necessary alerts.

Virtual Purdue Zoning 

We create virtual zones of your network corresponding to the Purdue Framework. These virtual zones function as a cost-effective alternative to a physical segmentation of networks.  

The virtual segmentation enables us to isolate communication between layers and even devices can be isolated within network layers. 

Malware Communication  

We run our network communications against known malware while also analysing anomalous behaviour by users and devices.

Contextual Baseline 

Monitoring the assets and communications in your OT network will enable you to create a baseline of normal behaviour within your networks. 

Automatic Alerting into SIEM 

We will alert you directly through your SIEM system so that your security operation centre can handle alerts coherently using your existing platform. 

Active Investigation

Trained Automation Engineers & Security Analysts

OT and IT are converging, which calls for a cross-disciplinary approach that many companies fail to establish because of recruitment difficulties.  

We offer a cross-disciplinary approach at ProjectBinder, which will enable your company to bridge the gap between OT and IT.

ProjectBinder’s automation engineers and security specialists work together in monitoring and analysing your network and its potential threats. All your communication will be with our experienced OT and security experts. 

You will be dealing with a team of professionals operating at the cutting edge of OT technologies, so our team will be best suited to handle your unique challenges.

Removal of Noise  

False-positive alerts can be stressful and almost invalidating to your security operation centre. We will remove this noise from your security operation centre by qualifying these for you while also offering actionable mitigation strategies to handle these alerts. 

Reverse-engineering

We will reverse-engineer critical actions taken in your OT networks to find the cause, so issues can be isolated and mitigated. 

Definition of Criticality 

By segmenting your networks into virtual zones and analysing assets’ communications we can define the criticality of alerts related to each of the assets in the network. 

This will help your security operation centre to prioritise the tasks at hand and keep your OT environment secure. 

Coordination with Onsite Team  

We will support your on-site team with the mitigation steps needed in any given situation and we will help you sort out the problems. The ProjectBinder team has centuries of practical experience in OT implementation.  

Support Your Infected Assets  

ProjectBinder staff will support your security operation centre in isolating and clearing assets infected by malware. We have years of experience in dealing with this in OT and have a keen eye for maintaining ongoing operations without disruptions. 

SIEM Integration

Automatic Alert Triage into SIEM  

ProjectBinder will handle any alerts and pass these on to your SIEM.  

We also provide in-house staff that can support the integration of our OT security solution with your SIEM solution. 

Firewall & Network Integration

It will be possible to combine your firewall administration with intelligence from our OT monitoring.

Automatic Asset Update of the Firewall Database  

On request, we can automatically update firewall/network object databases, allowing you to manage OT assets within your regular network management tools. 

Additional Rule Creation

If a device is causing a certain kind of alert, ProjectBinder can automatically update firewall rule sets, ensuring that a malicious asset will be isolated and blocked by the firewall.

Contact: Constantin

Phone: +45 53 76 50 07

Constantin@projectbinder.eu

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