Armis Launches “Critical Infrastructure Protection Program” with Three Months of Free Service to Support SHIELDS UP Initiative

Energy, utilities, water supply, seaports and other critical infrastructure services can now gain full asset visibility to improve safety

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 17, 2022 /CNW/ – Armis, the leading unified asset visibility and security platform, today announced the Critical Infrastructure Protection Program (CIPP) to help organizations supplying systemically important entities such as the energy, water, seaports and wastewater to identify and fortify assets in need of urgent safety improvements. Under this new program, critical infrastructure providers in the United States and NATO-aligned countries will have free access to Armis for three months. As technologies converge, it is more important than ever that public and private organizations work together to bridge the visibility gap and reduce this growing threat.

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The geopolitical instability associated with the Russian invasion of Ukraineas well as ongoing assistance from the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Ukraine defense efforts, increases the possibility of retaliatory cyberattacks against critical infrastructure in the United States and NATO-aligned countries. The program is complementary to the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency, or CISA, advice that has been provided through the SHIELDS UP initiative to help organizations like the ones mentioned above prepare for, respond to and mitigate the impact of cyberattacks. The potential critical infrastructure attack surface in the United States alone includes:

  • 55,000 substations on our electrical network

  • 360 commercial seaports

  • 2.6 million kilometers of pipeline

  • 14,000 treatment plants serving 240 million Americans

“Ongoing critical infrastructure modernization is bringing efficiency and scalability to the vital services we rely on, such as power grids, commercial seaports, oil and gas pipelines, transportation services and water treatment facilities. As these cyber-physical systems grow through our critical infrastructure, the attack surface and inherent risk grows at an alarming rate,” said Yevgeny Dibrov, CEO and co-founder of Armis. “By combining the power of the Armis asset visibility and intelligence platform to leading security vendors like Kroll, we are advancing the Critical Infrastructure Protection program to collaborate and defend against future cyberattacks.

Announced in February in response to Russia invasion of Ukraine, CISA’s SHIELDS UP program highlighted the risk of increased malicious cyber activity in the United States. Armis also provides the following tips:

  • Uncover critical unknowns – View the full inventory of wired and wireless connected assets

  • Understand the risks – Prioritize vulnerability management with comprehensive device risk analysis, including vulnerability and behavior analysis

  • Device Connectivity Research Report – Discover and investigate potential attack vectors with device connectivity and interdependency mapping

  • Boundary Segmentation and Analytics – Leverage actionable analytics to fortify boundaries and eliminate unauthorized connections

  • Software and Hardware Gap Analysis – Understand hidden software and hardware gaps and risks

  • Alerts – Contain threats and exploits in near real-time through integration with SIEM, SOAR and/or XDR

  • Advanced Reporting and Analytics – Generate reports to meet compliance, regulatory and audit requirements

Along with the introduction of the Critical Infrastructure Protection program, Armis is partnership with Kroll, the leading provider of data, technology and insights related to risk, governance and growth. Kroll’s frontline threat intelligence, generated from responding to more than 3,200 incidents each year, will be merged with Armis’ OT and ICS telemetry to enable customers to build cyber resilience and respond with confidence in the event of an incident. Organizations can Register for the program that starts today, through June 17, 2022.

“Cyber ​​defense of critical infrastructure is of paramount importance. This requires comprehensive threat intelligence, technical visibility, and continuous detection and response to secure complex OT and ICS environments,” said Jason Smolanoff, President Cyber ​​Risk at Kroll. “We need to test controls, simulate attack scenarios and conduct regular tabletop exercises to generate confidence that the security measures we take are effective. By collaborating with Armis, we combine their deep visibility with our extensive experience on the field, allowing customers to protect their most critical assets.”

Critical Infrastructure Protection Program Services and Benefits

Three months of free access includes:

o Network traffic analysis for IT & OT networks
o Vulnerability, threat detection and threat intelligence engines
o Armis Security Architect and Deployment Manager

  • Prebuilt integrations for existing security platforms, such as scanners, firewalls, NACs, WLCs, endpoint protection, and XDR solutions

Organizations participating in the program will receive:

  • Complete visibility into all connected operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) assets

  • Rapid identification and simplified management of security risks

  • Confidently manage risk of all connected OT and IT assets

  • Access to Kroll’s customizable cyber risk restraint program that includes preparedness, assessment and response solutions

Gain complete visibility into OT and IT assets

The Armis platform performs continuous, non-invasive monitoring of all wired and wireless OT and IT assets in your environment. The platform:

  • Monitors devices communicating in the airspace via peer-to-peer protocols, invisible to traditional security products.

  • Protected your business from disruption by leveraging the world’s largest device behavior knowledge base to detect threats with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Active allows you to automatically disconnect or quarantine devices operating outside of “known as good” baselines.

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About Armis
Armis is the leading unified asset visibility and security platform designed to address the new threat landscape created by connected devices. Fortune 1000 companies trust our real-time, continuous protection to see with complete context all managed and unmanaged assets across IT, cloud, IoT devices, medical devices (IoMT), technology (OT), Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and 5G. Armis provides unparalleled passive cybersecurity asset management, risk management and automated enforcement. Armis is a private company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Visit www.armis.com.

About Kroll
Kroll provides proprietary data, technology and insights to help our clients stay ahead of complex demands related to risk, governance and growth. Our solutions deliver a powerful competitive advantage, enabling faster, smarter and more sustainable decisions. With 5,000 experts around the world, we create value and impact for our clients and our communities. To learn more, visit www.kroll.com.

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