Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity suite offers EDR and risk & compliance assessment of OT
Kaspersky has introduced EDR and risk & compliance assessment capabilities in its Industrial CyberSecurity suite. Customers can now gain instant visibility on operational technology (OT) security incidents and run response actions. The solution also helps reveal hidden weaknesses in networks, be it vulnerabilities, misconfigurations or incompliance with policies and regulations. With the new features of active polling and a physical topology map, organizations can see even more of the assets in their OT network and how they interconnect. These new capabilities and the deeper integration of Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Nodes and Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks greatly enhance the OT visibility and control, compliance, and threat protection.
IT and OT convergence brings a growing number of connections, equipment and services to industrial organizations. Maintaining control, availability, security and compliance will require a new generation of dedicated cybersecurity solutions.
With EDR in Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Nodes, a cybersecurity team can track malicious activity, analyze the root-cause through attack spread path visualization and run response actions on SCADA computers and operator workstations. The product provides a wide range of response actions that do not impact the industrial process unless there is explicit operator intervention, including quarantining or removing a malicious object, prohibition of running a malicious process in the future and so on. To ensure the threat does not spread to other machines, security specialists can create indicators of compromise (IoCs) or artifacts to indicate a system has been breached and run a cross-endpoint response based on these IoCs.
The EDR functionality is delivered as part of KICS for Nodes without the need to install additional hardware. It works on any operating system, including Windows XP, and is optimal for industrial networks as it doesn’t overload them with traffic and has no impact on ICS hosts. On top of this, it doesn’t require any specific skills from IT or OT security administrators.
With Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Networks, customers can implement a risk-oriented approach to cybersecurity. The product can now detect weaknesses that can potentially put OT integrity at risk or cause technology process disruption. The areas covered include vulnerable network architecture (access to external networks, lack of segmentation, multi-homed devices); weak host security settings (open ports, lack of authorization, disabled firewalls); obsolete, vulnerable, unwanted, unencrypted protocols and anomalies in network protocols; outdated OS; unauthorized devices; and vulnerabilities in the PLCs. All risks are scored for severity in the management console, so security teams can focus on the most critical ones first.
The updated Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity for Nodes is able to automatically audit OT hosts or a group of hosts for vulnerabilities in the software, misconfigurations, and compliance with local or international regulations and corporate policies. The product uses open vulnerability and assessment language (OVAL) content to assess hosts. By default, the product provides a SCADA vulnerability database from Kaspersky ICS-CERT in OVAL format. Any OVAL database can be used, be it the NIST, CIS or other regulations or custom samples.
Dipesh Kaura, General Manager, Kaspersky (South Asia) explains,"It has never been more critical to choose the ideal expert and technology partner to secure systems as threats to industrial infrastructure grow. We at Kaspersky take a holistic approach to industrial cybersecurity, from predicting potential attack vectors through specialized industrial prevention and detection technologies to responding proactively to a cyber incident. Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity aims to safeguard every industrial layer, including SCADA servers, HMI, engineering workstations, PLCs, network connections, and humans, without compromising industrial processes' consistency or operational continuity. Kaspersky's task is to ensure the cybersecurity of industrial computers and the SCADA servers by providing a tool to control the core parameters of the industrial processes. Our solution delivers a logical, incremental path to holistic industrial cybersecurity, from people to processes and technologies."
“With this update, we are empowering our customers with a risk-oriented and compliance-oriented OT security management platform. Kaspersky Industrial CyberSecurity shines the light on incidents and hidden vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and other weaknesses to minimize the risk of disruption to critical industrial processes. Along with corporate cybersecurity products, Kaspersky Industrial Cybersecurity is a crucial element of the ecosystem for industrial organizations to protect their assets from any threat vector, whether it exploits IT or OT. And through the native integration of all components in the ecosystem, and with a single management platform, we are gradually implementing the extended detection and response (XDR) concept for industrial cybersecurity in our portfolio,” comments Andrey Strelkov, Senior Product Manager at Kaspersky.
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