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Cybersecurity Protections For Control Systems

Tue, 01/29/2013 - 10:18am
GE Measurement & Control

GE’s Measurement & Control business has introduced new CAP Software UpdateTM and SecurityST ApplianceTM solutions to more effectively protect existing industrial controls systems from ever-changing cybersecurity threats around the world.

To keep pace with constantly evolving cyber threats, GE’s new CAP Software Update will support the efforts of critical infrastructure asset owners to more effectively manage their current digital patch levels and anti-virus/host intrusion detection signatures. The upgrades also enhance system-backup capabilities to help customers maintain the continuity of their operations.

GE’s new SecurityST Appliance uses innovative virtualization technology to minimize security lifecycle costs and provide enhanced recovery capabilities. The SecurityST Appliance provides centralized account management, event logging and management, network intrusion detection and update and backup change management.

“Energy producers are facing mounting challenges in securing their industrial controls, and we embrace our responsibility both to help organizations continually improve their security postures and support compliance efforts as they relate to GE equipment,” said Terry Knight, general manager- control solutions for GE Measurement & Control, a GE Oil & Gas division.

GE’s Measurement & Control business is a leading innovator in sensor-based measurement, inspection, asset condition monitoring, controls and radiation measurement solutions that deliver accuracy, productivity and safety to customers in a wide range of industries, including the oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, transportation and healthcare sectors.

GE’s Measurement & Control business’ new initiative reflects GE’s broader commitment to enhance internal and external cybersecurity for GE’s equipment and customers. In 2011, GE opened a new Information Security Technology Center in Virginia that specializes in cybersecurity for GE systems. The center focuses on security management strategies to prevent, detect and fix risks to GE’s data, assets and intellectual property. The center also works on a host of key risk management areas such as network design, software architecture and data management.

In 2012, GE unveiled its Industrial Internet initiative to help organizations achieve greater operational efficiency and savings through the use of networks, intelligent sensors and cloud computing technologies. Maintaining a protected IT infrastructure is a vital requirement for the Industrial Internet, underscoring the importance of GE's commitment to cybersecurity.

For more information, visit the company's website at www.ge.com

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