- Rhebo shows integrated ICS monitoring solution for OT security in critical infrastructures at e-world
- Revised IT security law will impact talks at the largest trade fair for energy providers
- Energy companies and network operators expect tougher requirements for IT and OT security
Leipzig, Germany, 28 January 2020 – The digital transformation of the energy industry is again the focus of this year's largest industry trade fair e-world energy & water. The trade fair takes place in Essen, Germany, on February 11-13. Parallel to this, the publication of the revised German IT Security law (ITSiG 2.0) is in the starting blocks and will significantly influence the discussions in the field of IT and OT security in 2020. With this revision, the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) are responding to rising cybercriminal incidents, which are increasingly spreading to industrial control systems (ICS). Rhebo is already reacting to the new legal requirements – and goes beyond its basic requirements. The company presents its solution for secure and stable ICS at this year’s e-world.
Securing networks and critical assets against attackers
The draft bill of the revised German IT Security law (ITSiG 2.0) published in May 2019 obliges energy suppliers classified as critical infrastructure to operate a dedicated system for attack detection. These security solutions, known as Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), are designed to detect and report attempted attacks by cybercriminals or state-controlled hacker groups at an early stage. For good reasons. As recently as the beginning of 2020, it became known that the APT33 hacker group had been actively working on access to the US power grid infrastructure for at least a year.
However, typical IDS work signature-based. This means that they only detect attacks that are known in terms of structure and method. They are mostly blind to new or modified attack patterns. Rhebo therefore offers a system that reliably detects even previously unknown attack patterns. For this, Rhebo employs a comprehensive ICS monitoring with anomaly detection.
On the one hand, it monitors the entire communication both within the ICS and on distributed critical components. This significantly increases visibility for operators, compared to IDS which are generally positioned at network perimeters. On the other hand, the anomaly detection allows a clear differentiation between legitimate communication and dangerous communication, enabling the detection of unknown threats. The identification, analysis and reporting is done in real-time. Operators of critical infrastructures can thus react directly and fully to any cyber threat to their infrastructure.
Rhebo presents its software at e-world via live demo. In addition, Rhebo will give a differentiationen of Intrusion Detection Systems at a separate expert talk.
- in hall 1, booth 204 (joint booth with VNG)
- at our expert talk in the Zukunftsraum, Wednesday, February 12, 3:45 pm.
For more information on ICS monitoring and anomaly detection please visit: https://rhebo.com/en/industries/critical-infrastructure/energy/
Rhebo is the only provider of industrial monitoring solutions to ensure both cybersecurity and stability of the ICS and IoT infrastructure in industrial, energy and water companies. The German company’s solutions monitor all communication within the ICS, and reliably report attacks, vulnerabilities as well as technical error states. Thus, Rhebo supports operators of ICS to increase cybersecurity, productivity and availability of their systems and plants, and to safeguard the digital transformation of their processes.
In this role, the company is actively involved in the Alliance for Cyber Security of the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), the Teletrust - Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. and the Bitkom Security Management Working Group to develop standards and technical guidance.
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