Secure Computing’s Cyber Security Initiative

Secure Computing unveiled its Cyber Security Initiative, aimed at protecting critical networks, applications, assets and data from both known and unknown attacks and attackers without sacrificing availability.

Critical infrastructure comprises all computer systems that can be targets of criminal threats, industrial espionage and/or politically motivated sabotage such as the power grid, water supply, railways, nuclear energy plants and more. Attacks on such networks can cause loss of life, threaten public safety, impact national security, or create economic upheaval or environmental disaster. It is estimated that the destruction from a single wave of cyber attacks on U.S. critical infrastructures can exceed $700 billion USD – the equivalent of 50 major hurricanes hitting U.S. soil at once.

Key recommendations:

1) Security isn’t an option. In the industries where security is paramount and network-to-network interconnection is the norm, security is not an option, it is a necessity.

2) Security can’t jeopardize critical network functionality. With a unique combination of high-speed application layer defenses, reputation scores, geo-location control, and long history of no patches or hacks, Secure Computing can defend critical networks without jeopardizing their core functionality and availability requirements.

3) Security must protect assets, access and information. Security is needed to protect key aspects of the network: the control system assets themselves and information about critical assets. Secure Computing’s extensive security portfolio enables us to provide in-depth security for both areas.

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