Cyber Security for Manufacturing

Manufacturing is under increasing threat from foreign state actors as well as malicious actors seeking ransom or other financial gain. Whether state actors are seeking to steal critical IP or sensitive defense designs, or for-profit-hackers are distributing ransomware, manufacturing leaders face a growing threat.

The IP loss has been significant in cases as public as the F-35. And the financial implications have risen into the hundreds of millions from ransomware such as Wannacry. 

Further, the implications for both discrete manufacturing and process manufacturing are catastrophic if operational technology systems are attacked. With Industry 4.0 on the rise, integrated software and production capabilities are at an even higher risk than ever before.

The cyber security challenges for the manufacturing industry are significant and include:

  • Foreign actor security threats are on the rise
  • Increased compliance and regulatory requirements for health and safety in manufacturing
  • Distributed, multi-vendor control systems 
  • Challenging network architectures and varied access
  • Continuous pressure on cost and resources
  • Sensitive systems that require 5 9’s of uptime and limited windows for systems management
  • Lack of knowledgeable resources to secure and maintain systems over time
  • Spam and phishing attempts

Verve built the Verve Security Center and our services with direct customer feedback to address these challenges. The Verve Security Center provides turnkey security – from asset inventory through to vulnerability management, detection and incident response. Our services organization has deep experience supporting our IT and OT customers bring the best of both worlds together to secure these highly sensitive systems.

Our manufacturing customers use us as a trusted advisor along their cyber security journey. We proudly serve a range of manufacturing industries in both discrete and process categories including automotive, consumer goods, aerospace, food processing, pulp & paper, materials, metals and mining.

Comprehensive OT/ICS Security Platform

Identify
Protect
Detect
Respond
Recover

Identify

Deep & Wide Asset & Risk Visibility

  • See deep into OT/ICS networks to with no hardware or traffic to capture
  • Rich asset details from patch and vulnerability status to dormant users, configurations, and insecure network connections
  • Develop 360-degree risk scores to help prioritize risks

Protect

Integrated Remediation Actions

  • Efficient Patch, vulnerability, configuration, user/account, and software management from single console
  • Integrate all protection elements (AV, application whitelisting, firewalls, etc.) to monitor full defense posture
  • Provide insight and direction for network segmentation

Detect

Detect Changes, Threats and Potential Operational Issues

  • OT/ICS change management for compliance, reliability and security
  • Advanced SIEM brings together endpoint, network, and behavior data into advanced machine learning platform
  • Integrated OT/ICS process alarms for single pane of glass for security and reliability

Respond

Speed Response Times with Integrated Actionability

  • Common database for all security application enables faster root cause analysis
  • Integrated actions enable rapid response from the same platform
  • Think global: act local ensures scaled analysis and local OT-control over responses

Recover

Reduce the Cost of Incidents with Rapid Recovery

  • Real time confirmation of backups on critical systems
  • Backup embedded OT & network device configurations to ensure recovery is in hours or days not weeks or months
Identify

Identify

Deep & Wide Asset & Risk Visibility

  • See deep into OT/ICS networks to with no hardware or traffic to capture
  • Rich asset details from patch and vulnerability status to dormant users, configurations, and insecure network connections
  • Develop 360-degree risk scores to help prioritize risks
Protect

Protect

Integrated Remediation Actions

  • Efficient Patch, vulnerability, configuration, user/account, and software management from single console
  • Integrate all protection elements (AV, application whitelisting, firewalls, etc.) to monitor full defense posture
  • Provide insight and direction for network segmentation
Detect

Detect

Detect Changes, Threats and Potential Operational Issues

  • OT/ICS change management for compliance, reliability and security
  • Advanced SIEM brings together endpoint, network, and behavior data into advanced machine learning platform
  • Integrated OT/ICS process alarms for single pane of glass for security and reliability
Respond

Respond

Speed Response Times with Integrated Actionability

  • Common database for all security application enables faster root cause analysis
  • Integrated actions enable rapid response from the same platform
  • Think global: act local ensures scaled analysis and local OT-control over responses
Recover

Recover

Reduce the Cost of Incidents with Rapid Recovery

  • Real time confirmation of backups on critical systems
  • Backup embedded OT & network device configurations to ensure recovery is in hours or days not weeks or months

Discrete & Process Manufacturing Support

Automotive

Consumer Goods

Aerospace

Food Processing

Materials

Our Customer Success

"The ability to use Verve to see the full range of vulnerabilities from missing patches to insecure configurations on endpoints, to inappropriate network design and firewall rules in a single platform allows us to rapidly prioritize critical remediation steps."

CISO-Americas, Fortune 100 Pharma/Med Device Company

Comprehensive ICS/OT Security Support

We combine our distinctive software platform with one-time remediation services and ongoing managed services to ensure continuous maturity improvement

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Verve Security Center

Verve’s vendor-agnostic comprehensive ICS/OT cybersecurity platform

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Design & Remediation Services

Verve brings deep expertise in industrial control systems to help clients protect their most critical assets

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Managed Security Services

Continuous support from ICS/OT security experts to maintain and improve security over time

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Verve for Manufacturing Cyber Security

Verve is a partner in your cyber security maturity journey

25+ Years of Experience

Verve’s engineers bring hands-on expertise to develop practical and safe ICS/OT security solutions that understand the sensitivities of manufacturing systems

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Vendor-Agnostic

Verve Security Center offers comprehensive security capabilities across all vendor systems, reducing cost and complexity

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Turnkey Software and Services

Verve provides a solution - we aren’t done til the impact happens. One partner for your security journey

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Comprehensive Platform

Verve Security Center offers a turnkey solution for NIST CSF, CIS Top 20 and other security frameworks and requirements

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Think Global: Act Local

Verve Security Center enables a single database for visibility, analysis and reporting, but enables local action to ensure control system reliability at the site

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IT-OT Convergence

Verve provides single pane of glass to bring IT and OT security together leveraging best in class IT security capabilities tuned to the challenges of manufacturing and lab environments

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Secure Manufacturing Facilities

Verve partners with our clients to bring IT and OT together to ensure security of the sensitive industrial control systems found in manufacturing.

Read our manufacturing case study to learn how Verve helped a CPG manufacturer improve security by gaining deep asset inventory, risk visualization, and remediation across their global footprint from the United States to Europe to Asia.

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Verve has 25+ years ensuring secure and reliability OT/ICS networks for manufacturing industries. Contact us today to learn more.

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