Secure Pharma/Med Device Manufacturing

The pharmaceutical and medical device industry faces significant security threats, especially as the importance of critical supplies is highlighted during COVID-19. 

The biopharma company Merck is a clear example of the financial impact possible from even untargeted cyber attacks. The drug manufacturer was hit by a cyber attack in 2017, resulting in weeks of production disruption and $1.3 billion in damages.

The challenges of cyber security in pharmaceuticals and medical device manufacturers are significant and include:

  • An increasing threat from foreign actors and untargeted ransomware
  • Significant regulatory challenges to regular systems management in quality systems
  • Distributed, multi-vendor control systems 
  • Challenging network architectures and varied access
  • Continuous pressure on cost and resources, especially in globally networked facilities
  • Sensitive systems that require significant change management processes
  • Lack of knowledgeable resources to secure and maintain systems over time

Verve has deep experience managing the complexities of the regulated environments within the pharma/med device sector. We understand how to ensure security while not running afoul of quality compliance regulations. We understand how to scale globally at low cost, while ensuring Plant IT and Engineering remains in control over final actions. We understand the sensitivity of the legacy systems that require older firmware and software to operate.

Verve bridges the divide between IT and OT to ensure organizations achieve security without sacrificing compliance or reliability. 

Our pharmaceutical and medical device clients see us as a partner in their cybersecurity journey and we welcome their trust in us.

Comprehensive OT/ICS Security Platform

Identity
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
Identity

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

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 Supports Healthcare Cyber Security

Verve is a partner for healthcare, medical device and pharmaceutical companies on their cyber security journey

Experience in Regulated Plants

Verve understands the unique compliance requirements in medical manufacturing and has proven deployment within those constructs

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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

Security in Pharma/Medical Device

Verve partnered with a top 10 global pharmaceutical company to roll out closed loop vulnerability management across 50+ plants globally.

Learn how Verve helped the client create an OT-safe vulnerability
management approach that provided visibility, assessment, and the ability to remediate efficiently.

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We would love to share our experience in addressing the unique security challenges of pharma/med device manufacturing

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