Dewar Electronics announces that in response to both the growing threat of cyber attacks and related government mandates in key industries, GarrettCom, has launched an initiative to provide and promote good practices for industrial network security.
Central to the initiative is the Magnum Secure Networking Framework (MSNF), which consists of functional building blocks and secure networking protocols.
GarrettCom is a network solutions provider for industrial environments.
Cyber security programs such as the power utility sector’s NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards demonstrate that comprehensive risk mitigation and regulatory compliance requires many technology and procedural elements.
GarrettCom’s MSNF provides network-centric solutions for cyber security protection, while providing a framework for integration with the overall SCADA and information systems infrastructure.
Targeted industries include not only power utilities but also transportation, water treatment and pipelines, energy, and manufacturing cyber infrastructure.
MSNF consists of six functional building blocks that can be implemented using various combinations of products from GarrettCom and strategic industry partners.
MSNF elements are:
- Secure network management
- WAN perimeter security
- Serial and ethernet port security
- Access control
- Network back-up and recovery
- Legacy non-routable protocol secure transport
Under the initiative, GarrettCom also offers professional services to assist customers in providing comprehensive cyber security solutions.
GarrettCom works with partners to provide complementary framework components such as centrally-deployed Access Management Systems (AMS) and backup records management.
For example, Magnum networking products are cross-tested with AMS tools to authenticate and encrypt data to provide secure connectivity to remote devices such as Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) and Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), as well as to WANs and the Internet.