ViaSat Inc. introduced a new security system for critical infrastructure protection (CIP) at the DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.
The system is designed to avert or minimize security breaches and ensure continued operation of grid networks.
Using a virtual view of their networks, energy, water, oil and gas, and transportation operations crews can manage security with a mouse click, based on real-time intelligence information. Sensors continually update the information, creating a hierarchical view that operators can use to identify issues, then drill-down to individual nodes to contain or fix them.
This is a new market for ViaSat, but the company has extensive experience in developing products and new technology for the highest levels of information assurance and cybersecurity for the U.S. Department of Defense. An undisclosed U.S. energy provider is already deploying ViaSat Critical Infrastructure Security.
See the new system at DistribuTech in San Diego (Booth #2146), January 29-31. ViaSat will also be discussing and sharing the results of a recent joint study with Zpryme that explores critical infrastructure security issues.