Honeywell has announced the releaseof its operational technology (OT) cybersecurity solution, Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity+ | Cyber Insights, to assist customers in improvingthe availability, reliability and safety of their industrial control systems and operations.
Cyber Insights is designed tointegrate information from multiple OT data sources in order to provide a customer with actionable insights into theirfacility’s cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats, allowing the customer to manage their compliance strategy, thereby helpingreduce their overall cybersecurity risks.
Companieswith OT systemsface challenges in obtaining the necessary information to reduce the likelihood and impact of cyberattacks and to stay compliant with standards and regulations that may be applicable to them. These challenges are compounded by the shortage of available cybersecurity skills in operational technology, with a cybersecurity workforce gap of more than 3.4 million people.Despite attempts to implement various solutions, success is difficult to achieve due to the complexity of the tools, the overwhelming volume of security data generated, and the lack of solutions specifically designed for OT.
“Organizations should leverage technology to address worker shortages, while at the same time gainingclear visibility into their OT facilities’ cybersecurity posture to help them make faster decisions and reduce cyber risk,” said Michael Ruiz, vice president and general manager, Honeywell OT Cybersecurity Innovation. “Cyber Insights is a tool designed to provide customers withdetection and insights so that cybersecurity leaders can betterunderstand and monitor their then current security profile, while also being able to detect and mitigate the latest threats.”
Cyber Insightsbrings a tailored approach by providing a purpose-built cybersecuritysolution for OT environments and users. It is designed to offera site-level view of a facility’s cybersecurity posture and provide insights into security events, vulnerabilities, active threats and to manage compliance.Cyber Insights is designed to helporganizations strengthen their cyber resilience and to respond faster to incidents through access to critical information at the right time.
Cyber Insights is pre-configured for OT use, with already available customization options designedto address certainneeds specific to different industrial environments, while being vendor agnostic so that it can be deployed on Honeywell control systems as well as many other systems. It is also deployed, supported and maintained by Honeywell Cyber Care services during the applicable subscription license term,to help customers maintain continuoustuning and optimization as required for any system to run in peak form.