Leading Industrial Security Researcher Joins Waterfall Security
Solutions is pleased to announce that
control system security researcher, is joining the North American Waterfall
team as the Director of Industrial Security. Ginter’s appointment is part of
Waterfall’s expansion into the North American market. He will investigate
applications of Waterfall’s market-leading Unidirectional Security Gateway
solutions in a variety of industrial settings.
Professional, well-funded groups are the new “advanced persistent
threats”, attacking both enterprise and industrial systems. The “Aurora”
attack stole valuable intellectual property, “Night Dragon” targeted both
enterprise systems and control systems to steal industrial secrets, and the
Stuxnet worm evaded detection by security researchers for over a year,
silently sabotaging a specific industrial process. Conventional thinking for
control systems security leads to security postures which are not adequate to
defend against advanced threats.
Protecting industrial sites against advanced threats demands new
approaches to security. Ginter reports:
“I am excited to have this opportunity to become much more familiar with
Waterfall’s advanced security solutions. Unidirectional gateways are part of
a suite of advanced protections which must be applied more routinely
throughout industrial security programs at important industrial sites. I look
forward to investigating these advanced threats and investigating Waterfall
Security Solutions’ role in protecting against them.”
Ginter brings 25 years of industrial applications experience to this
engagement, including experience leading teams developing control system
products and control system security products. Ginter speaks and writes
frequently on control system security topics. He is a frequent contributor to
the “Control System Security” blog.
“We are happy to have Andrew working with us,” says
Co-Founder and CEO of Waterfall Security. “Andrew’s deep experience in
infrastructure protection, together with Waterfall’s market leading
technology and solutions are a unique match, and we look forward to what will
About Waterfall Security Solutions:
Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of
Unidirectional Security Gateways(TM) and data diodes for control networks,
SCADA systems, remote monitoring and segregated networks. Waterfall’s
security solutions assist utilities and critical infrastructures to easily
and comfortably achieve compliance with NERC-CIP, NRC, CFATS and other
regulations, as well as cyber-security best practises.
Waterfall’s products have been deployed in many utilities, critical
national infrastructures, mission critical environments and homeland security
include support to leading industrial applications, such as: OSIsoft PI(TM)
Historian, GE Proficy(TM) iHistorian, Siemens SIMATIC(TM) and GE OSM(TM)
remote monitoring platforms, as well as leading industrial protocols, such
as: OPC, Modbus, DNP3 and ICCP.
SOURCE Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd.