DATA SECURITY

NERC CIP Security Assessment Secures OT Remote Operations at XONA

XONA | April 26, 2021

XONA, the world's initial zero-trust distant activities stage for basic foundation, was discovered agreeable with NERC CIP appraisal, including an engineering survey, gadget survey, and counterfeit review.

Cybersecurity has taken on restored significance in 2021 as organizations progressively depend on distant admittance to screen, survey, and connect with basic OT framework. This the truth was on full presentation in February 2021 when a programmer distantly got to a water treatment framework in Oldsmar, Florida, highlighting the potential weaknesses related with far off activities limit.

XONA NERC CIP Compliance Demonstrates Readiness to Secure Against Cybersecurity Risks at Crucial Time

Understanding the centrality of cybersecurity while sending distant tasks limit, XONA's review shows the organization's digital preparation.

XONA's CSG apparatus was evaluated from both an inspector's and SCADA designer's points of view. Simultaneously, manual and robotized checking was performed to gather, recognize, and examine potential weaknesses that may affect NERC CIP consistence and data security pose.

Moreover, XONA mentioned an arrangement and approach assessment, guaranteeing that the organization's inner conventions are reliable with progressing consistence orders. Securicon discovered XONA agreeable with necessities surveyed and tracked down no basic high, medium, or okay weaknesses identified with the XONA CSG.

Regions and Critical Infrastructures Expanding Remote Operations Rely on XONA as Secure, Compliant Solution

"We are eager to impart our consistence confirmation to our clients. This certificate mirrors the XONA group's diligent effort and our persistent obligation to ensuring our clients' IT framework," clarifies Bill Moore, author and CEO of XONA.

He adds, "As districts and other basic framework OT administrators seek after or grow far off activities abilities, we need to routinely show that XONA is a protected, secure arrangement."

Continuous financial vulnerability and restricted admittance to cybersecurity faculty makes it more significant than any other time that basic framework tasks can depend on distant activities answers for secure their OT climate.

To find out about XONA's client access arrangement worked for OT that sets these exercises in motion, plan a demo.

About XONA

As the world's initial zero-trust far off tasks stage for basic framework, industry-driving associations all throughout the planet in energy, oil and gas, assembling and government trust XONA to guarantee basic and secure admittance to their operational innovation from anyplace.

XONA consistently and safely empowers secure versatile admittance to your most basic frameworks and applications while likewise lessening operational and digital dangers and expanding operational effectiveness.

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It is hard to imagine the modern business without email. In 2012 alone, firms sent an estimated 89 billion emails per day. And that total could rise to more than 143 billion per day by 2017. Email-based attacks have long threatened organizations of all sizes. And as more users migrate to cloud-based "email as a service" delivery models, so have the risks.

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CompTIA Launches Critical Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Analysis Organization in the U.K.

CompTIA | October 12, 2021

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Abacode announces its participation in CyberXchange, a cybersecurity e-commerce marketplace for B2B

prnewswire | October 06, 2020

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HGC signs MoU to strengthen public telecoms network security with CyberSecurity Malaysia

prnewswire | October 28, 2020

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The cooperation's impact will be felt beyond Malaysia's borders by reaching HGC's customers overseas, in particularly across the Asia community, and within a wide range of industry verticals such as e-health, e-commerce, e-education initiatives. HGC provides broad range of connectivity and cybersecurity services to keep safe Given the increase in the number of internet users has a direct implication on the increase in potential threat on information systems, it is essential to take necessary precautionary measures. According to CyberSecurity Malaysia, between January and September 2020, Malaysia has recorded 8,366 cybersecurity incidents, including fraud, intrusion, and malicious code -- an increase of nearly 10% over compared to 2019. Under the collaboration, HGC with its international exposure is tasked with provisioning its cybersecurity expertise including consulting, managed security services, engineering, risk management, cloud security and advisory services. 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HGC is dedicated to support cybersecurity for ICT and network initiatives, ensuring a secure and reliable digital business environment." Dato' Ts. Dr. Haji Amirudin Bin Abdul Wahab, CyberSecurity Malaysia's Chief Executive Officer, said: "Today, cyber security is a major concern for most industries and the vulnerabilities are rising at an alarming rate; hence IT professionals are in high demand to analyse and overcome these threats. Moreover, these attacks could have been dealt with if those businesses have better cyber resilience. Organizations today are beginning to complement their cybersecurity strategies with cyber resilience. CyberSecurity Malaysia, a national cyber security specialist and technical center under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia, identifies collaboration as one way to strengthen the cybersecurity ecosystem in Malaysia. CyberSecurity Malaysia is pleased with the collaboration between global companies such as HGC to develop sustainable relationships between government and industry as well as raising the level of readiness and resilience of national cyber security and its contribution to national economic growth." About HGC Global Communications Limited HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC) is a leading Hong Kong and international fixed-line operator. The company owns an extensive network and infrastructure in Hong Kong and overseas and provides various kinds of services. HGC has 23 overseas offices, with business over 5 continents. It provides telecom infrastructure service to other operators and serves as a service provider to corporate and households. The company provides full-fledged telecom, data centre services, ICT solutions and broadband services for local, overseas, corporate and mass markets. 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