Secure Water Infrastructure

Our world’s water infrastructure is coming under increasing threat from foreign state actors as well as malicious actors seeking ransom or other financial gain. The implications can be catastrophic if control systems at water treatment plants are impacted and include tainted water, released sewage, limited water access, flooding, etc. 

The two cybers attacks on the Israeli water treatment facilities in 2020 highlight that state actors increasingly view water infrastructure as a targeted attack surface. In this specific case, the attacks attempted to change the chlorine levels to cause mild poisoning to the local population.

The challenges of security in water facilities are significant and include:

  • An increasing threat from foreign actors
  • Growing regulatory requirements (e.g., AWWA)
  • 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

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. tems.

Our utilities clients see us as a partner in their cyber security journey and we welcome their trust in us.

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

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 Secures the Water Industry

Verve is a partner in your OT 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 water control 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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Deep Understanding of Regulatory Requirements

Verve has conducted assessments and remediation under the AWWA standards so is able to help you navigate the challenging map to compliance

Secure Water Facilities & Control Systems

Water treatment facilities face daunting threats and compliance requirements. Let Verve accelerate your ICS/OT security maturity to protect your most critical assets and fill the gaps found in a vulnerability assessment.

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Learn how our experience protecting utilities can help you secure your water facilities.

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