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Leading Cyber Security Software Architect, Bill Easton, joins Verve Industrial Protection as Chief Technical Officer

Easton brings distinctive experience in end point protection and management

ST. LOUIS, MO and CHICAGO – July 5, 2017 – Verve Industrial Protection, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bill Easton as Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Easton will help Verve continue to establish its leadership position as the leading platform for ICS cybersecurity.

Mr. Easton joins Verve Industrial Protection from RES software, a leading provider of end point protection services where he was a leader of BigFix integration.  Mr. Easton is one of the leading innovators in how to integrate different types of end-point protection to simplify the security process for end users.

“We are excited to welcome Bill to our team.  Verve Security Center is the only ICS-focused cyber security solution that provides an integrated platform to simplify end-point and network protection. Bill’s deep expertise in integrating these capabilities will help us extend our differentiation in this arena,” said John Livingston, CEO of Verve Industrial Protection.

Mr. Easton will help continue to expand the capabilities of the Verve Security Center. Verve Security Center (VSC) is a vendor agnostic security suite that consolidates antivirus, application whitelisting, change & configuration management, security information & event management (SIEM), patch management, vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection, backup management, compliance, workflow and document management into a unified solution.   VSC brings together threat intelligence into a single console so users can quickly and simply understand their security posture and compliance status.

“I am thrilled to join the Verve team.  The complexity of cyber security, especially in the ICS environment, requires that providers find a way to simplify solutions.  The Verve platform is one-of-a-kind.  The ability to bring together the full view of threats into an orchestrated platform is key to ensuring protection. I am excited to help continue to expand Verve’s leadership ,” said Mr. Easton.

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About Verve Industrial Protection:  Verve, formerly known as RKNeal Engineering, has been in the industrial controls engineering business for approximately 25 years. The company’s flagship software product is the Verve Security Center, an orchestration platform for ICS cyber security.  The company also offers industrial controls engineering and managed asset protection services to industrial clients.

 

For more information, please email us at sales@rverveindustrial.com, visit us at verveindustrial.com

Magion Partners With Verve Industrial Protection

This week Magion announces its partnership with Verve Industrial Protection, an RKNeal Engineering company. Both Magion and Verve have a solid background in process control and automation.

Verve has been in the control engineering business for 25 years. Verve Industrial Protection encompasses three integrated software and service offerings: Design-4-Defense industrial control engineering, Verve Security Center software platform and Managed Asset Protection Services.

Together, these solutions help customers build true defense in depth and cover the critical areas of compliance required by regulators.

This union with Verve is Magion’s step forward into a strategy to move further into industrial cyber security operations, taking advantage of opportunities driven by the Industrial Internet of Things.

For more information regarding this partnership, please contact your Verve Industrial Protection at 1-855-475-6247 or Magion representative.

Verve Industrial Protection is a provider of software and services for the process industries.

Magion is a system integrator in process control & automation engineering, production intelligence and optimization.

 

Industrial Cybersecurity Industry Leader, Eric Byres, Joins Verve Industrial Protection as Senior Advisor

ST. LOUIS and CHICAGO, Jan. 31, 2017:  Verve Industrial Protection, formerly known as RKNeal, is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Byres P.Eng, ISA Fellow, as Senior Advisor.  Mr. Byres will work with the leadership of the company on product and strategic matters in the arena of industrial cybersecurity and protection.

Mr. Byres has a tremendous track record as a leader in ICS cybersecurity.  As the inventor of the Tofino Security technology, Eric and his partner Joann guided the product through its evolution from academic research project and startup to successful acquisition by Belden Inc. Today it is probably the most widely deployed ICS-specific firewall in the world.

Eric is also known for his leadership in international standards and research for ICS/SCADA security. As the founder of the BCIT Critical Infrastructure Security Centre, he shaped it into one of North America’s leading academic facilities in ICS security, culminating in a SANS Institute Security Leadership Award in 2006. He was the founding chair of the ISA SP-99 Security Technologies Working Group, and the Canadian representative for the IEC TC65/WG10 standards effort.

“We are thrilled that Eric has agreed to join us as we push forward in our vision to help secure industrial control systems.  Eric’s willingness to commit his valuable time to our company will help us expand our leading industrial cybersecurity solutions,” said John Livingston, CEO of Verve Industrial Protection.

Mr. Byres will focus helping expand the capabilities of Verve Industrial’s flagship product, Verve Security Center (VSC).  VSC is a vendor agnostic platform that consolidates antivirus, application whitelisting, change & configuration management, security information & event management (SIEM), patch management, vulnerability assessments, intrusion detection, backup management, and compliance evidence management.   VSC unifies threat intelligence into a single console simplifying the complexity of ICS security and compliance.

“I am excited to help the Verve team expand on the success that they have to date,” said Mr. Byres. “The industrial world really needs a solution like Verve Security Center.  It is the only fully integrated security platform that I have seen that was built by ICS engineers for ICS engineers.  It was designed with the security challenges of the plant floor in mind. Verve’s the foundation that will allow companies to start creating an active defense that truly “closes the loop” on ICS security.”

About Verve Industrial Protection:  Verve has been in the controls engineering business for 25 years. Verve Industrial Protection (“VIP”) encompasses three integrated software and service offerings: 1) Design-4-Defense industrial controls engineering & design, 2) Verve Security Center software platform, and 3) Managed Asset Protection Services.  Together, these solutions help customers build true defense in depth and cover the critical areas of compliance required by regulators.

For more information, visit www.verveindustrial.com or contact Rick Kaun at rkaun@verveindustrial.com or 615-476-1801.

 

RKNeal Orchestration Concept Published in ARC View

The risk of cyber incidents remains high for industrial plants and critical infrastructure. Many operators have invested in sophisticated cyber de-fenses, but most struggle to sustain them. Staffs are overwhelmed with the complexity of managing a never-ending stream of product patches and updates for a multitude of assets and security products.

Verve Security Center helps to cut through the confusion, minimize the effort and maximize accuracy and efficiency of an operational based cyber security program. Recently Verve worked with ARC to define and describe what has been coined an ‘orchestrated approach’ to cybersecurity. To read the full ARC view report click here.