07 October 2018
Honeywell has introduced new cybersecurity consulting services designed to help industrial and critical infrastructure customers identify and eliminate dangerous security weaknesses.
The new CyberVantage Security Consulting Services portfolio now includes Penetration Testing, which provides active ‘white-hat’ hackers who exploit customer defenses in order to fix them. It now also offers System Hardening to reduce software vulnerabilities and assists in the safe compliance with global Center for Internet Security (CIS) industry benchmarks.
The need for industrial cybersecurity skills is particularly critical as the process industries face a growing worldwide skills gap, with research company Cybersecurity Ventures predicting 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions by 2021.
“Our OT/IT experience has resulted in the successful delivery of more than 5000 projects, helping customers prioritise their cybersecurity investments,” said Mike Spear, global operations director for Industrial Cyber Security at Honeywell. “As a result, they have maximised ROI and reduced risk, saving both time and costs. Additionally, our cybersecurity consultants are familiar with the rigorous requirements of working in an industrial facility and maintain a variety of safety and security certifications.”