Every year, cyberattacks pose an even greater threat to control systems. Over the past 10 years, there have been numerous reports of malware and other attacks targeting critical industrial infrastructure such as power companies, nuclear power facilities, and production plants.
Security measures which in the past were focused primarily on information systems will become increasingly necessary for a wide range of fields, such as manufacturing and production infrastructure, products, systems, solutions, and services. Based on the perspective of “cyber resilience” -- the systems and capabilities used to minimize the impact cyberattacks have on systems and to rapidly restore those systems to their initial state -- the Toshiba Group has developed and provides various security solutions for protecting critical industrial infrastructure.
* The importance of cyber resilience and examples of solutions for achieving it are introduced in detail in the first article of this article.
Allow us to introduce the CyberX Platform, or “CyberX,” a cyber-security platform for control systems that visualizes control system assets and vulnerabilities and detects threats in real time.
CyberX has already been deployed in over 3,000 sites around the world, and is in use on control system frontlines. It uses the adaptive security architecture advocated by research and advisory firm Gartner, in which security incidents are dealt with through the four processes of “predict,” “prevent,” “detect,” and “respond.” It is also a security product that covers the five framework cores (identification, defense, detection, response, and recovery) of the cyber-security framework issued by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).