Rhebo advises Federal Office's Alliance for Cybersecurity on industrial security

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  • Rhebo becomes partner of the Federal Office for Information Security’s Alliance for Cybersecurity
  • Rhebo supports education and awareness rising regarding threats and security concepts
  • New technical paper sheds light on anomalies in industrial automated systems 

Leipzig/Bonn, Germany, March 17, 2020 - The vendor-independent supplier of OT and IoT cybersecurity Rhebo is a partner of the Alliance for Cybersecurity (ACS) of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). As a partner of the alliance, Rhebo will share its cybersecurity expertise with the extensive network of the German initiative. The aim of the ACS and Rhebo's commitment is to jointly strengthen the know-how for protection against cyberattacks in German companies. In this context, Rhebo has published a first technical paper on the ACS information platform. This follows the BSI’s recommendation for the protection of industrial automated systems from last year, in which Rhebo was significantly involved.

The newly published paper »From Practice: Anomalies in Industrial Control Systems With Risk Potential for Cybersecurity and Stability« describes various anomalies in industrial automated systems and their impact on both cybersecurity and Overall Equipment Effectiveness. Rhebo deliberately does not limit the focus to cybersecurity, but extends it to the issue of plant availability and performance.

»Our monitoring results in industrial control systems show that on average a quarter of the identified anomalies come from technical error conditions,« explains Rhebo CEO Klaus Mochalski. »These anomalies caused by misconfiguration, physical defects or software errors affect the performance of the automation technology and thus the system availability and process stability. This results in delays or complete communication failures between industrial components.« As a result, for example, sensor data is not transmitted further or real-time processes are disrupted.

The technical paper is available on the information pool of the ACS:


About Rhebo

Rhebo is the only vendor-independent provider of industrial monitoring solutions ensuring both cybersecurity and stability of ICS and IoT infrastructures. The German company’s solutions monitor all communication within the ICS and on distributed critical IoT devices. Any attacks, vulnerabilities as well as technical error states are reported in real-time. Thus, Rhebo vendor-neutrally supports  industrial, energy and water companies to increase cybersecurity, productivity and availability of their systems and plants to safeguard their digital transformation. 

In this role, the company is partner of the Alliance for Cyber Security of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), is actively developing standards and technical guidance in the Teletrust - Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. and the Bitkom Security Management Working Group.

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