OT Security Solutions for Water Utilities
OT Cybersecurity Management for Drinking Water and Wastewater Facilities
Water purification and wastewater operating plants are critical infrastructure as safe and clean water is essential for public health. These often insecure legacy systems are a high-value target for attackers. As a result, new federal regulations are emerging demanding that water operating plants gain comprehensive visibility of their hybrid IT/OT/IoT environment. Tenable OT Security (formerly Tenable.ot) delivers best-in-class exposure management tailored to critical infrastructure environments.Request a Demo
Industrial Grade Security for Your Critical Water Infrastructure
Water purification and wastewater treatment operations are increasingly more intelligent, interconnected and digitized. Improvements for water works operations require technological advances that rely on increased interconnectivity and automation. An interconnected network, while creating great efficiencies, also yields a much wider attack surface, putting your operations at greater risk. Because of this federal compliance mandates are on the horizon as well as government funding for cybersecurity readiness.
Read more about water sector compliance and federal funding below:Download the Public Water Systems solution brief
Complete Visibility Across Your Water Infrastructure and Operations
Water facilities contain a host of different industrial operations. Each of these processes require an intricate choreography involving IT and OT operations working together. For this reason, you need a complete and de-siloed view of your converged environment. This includes visibility at the network level to identify questionable or anomalous traffic, and at the device level to find infected IT and OT devices.
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Proactively Disrupt Attack Vectors
Centralized, autonomously run drinking water treatment plants (DWTPs) have replaced siloed process operations. Decisions in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are increasingly automated, and require a deep understanding and knowledge of system operations to pre-empt incidents.
Proactively find weak spots in your OT environment by using attack vectors, which identify from where an attack may be launched or a weakness taken advantage of. Find more threats by leveraging a combination of powerful threat detection engines, which alert potential incidents regardless of the source.
Watch our on-demand webcast: Anatomy of a Breach - about a recent attack on water infrastructure and what we can learn from it.
Inventory and Track Assets
Water facilities tend to have large infrastructures. Many different devices spread across a vast area and sometimes across several networks. Networks generally have multi-generations of devices in addition to a variety of makes and models. Your OT solution should be able to combine several discovery methods to create an updated asset inventory of your entire distributed environment.
Read about compliance with AWIA.
Identify and Score Vulnerabilities
Due to the "always-on" requirement for DWTPs and WWTPs, when you discover a vulnerability it’s difficult to stop operations to perform routine maintenance or apply patches.
Instead, proactively identify and remediate vulnerabilities before attackers exploit them. Drawing on comprehensive and detailed asset tracking capabilities, Tenable OT Security uses a Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR) that generates a score and triaged list of relevant threats. This is based on the specific equipment in your environment so you know what to fix first.
Know When Change Happens
Configuration control tracks malware and user-executed changes made over your network or directly to a device. This provides a full history of device configuration changes over time. It enables administrators to establish a backup snapshot with the "last known good state" for faster recovery and compliance with industry regulations.
Read our white paper on Configuration Control.
Tenable OT Security Solution Delivers
Speed and Efficiency
Given the size and complexity of your SCADA environment, automated asset discovery is a “must-have.” Tenable OT Security automatically collects and displays huge amounts of data that would have taken weeks for your team to manually gather. With Tenable OT Security, you’ll always have visibility and drill-down details in real-time.
Stronger Security With Situational Awareness
With Tenable OT Security’s hybrid detection engine, you’ll gain the security you need at the device and network levels. With a strong asset inventory, you’ll always know exactly what is in your environment, down to backplane and ladder logic.
Regulatory Compliance and Expert Support
With detailed audit trails combined with Tenable engineer support, you’ll be up and running quickly and have all the data you need to meet requirements and maintain complete visibility and control over all of your industrial operations.
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"We chose Tenable for its unique ability to monitor, proactively detect and alert our staff to any changes made to our industrial control systems that could impact their integrity and proper operation."Steve Worley, SCADA security manager for the City of Raleigh