Our SCADA training sponsors: Tofino and Waterfall

Our SCADA training sponsors: Tofino and Waterfall

Henry Dalziel | SCADA News and Training | May 17, 2013

We are absolutely delighted to confirm our sponsors for our SCADA training event here in Miami – June 22nd – 23rd.

The title of our SCADA course, with Marcelo Branquinho and Jan Seidl, is: “How To Secure Your Industrial Automation Control Systems.” The course and training event is particularly suited for Automation Security Managers, Industrial Managers, IT Managers and Industrial Directors – in fact, anyone with an interest or a working responsibility with SCADA and ICS systems.

Central to the course is the emphasis on teaching students a step-by-step process to identify key risks in SCADA industrial networks. The result of this training will be that the atteendee will be able to design and deploy a CSMS (Cyber Security Management System) in accordance with the ANSI/ISA-99 standard. In summary – if you are responsible for auditing, installing, and/ or operating SCADA systems then this would be an ideal course for you to study and learn from.

Our sponsors!

Tofino is the world leader with SCADA security. Tofino jumped on the fact that traditional enterprise firewalls are not designed to adequately protect industrial ICS and SCADA control systems. The importance of being able to protect SCADA systems that operate a plethora of vital infrastructures from water management to power, oil, and gas pipelines for example is obvious. Each year, the damage to critical infrastructures around the globe due to cyber attacks are measured in the billions of dollars. Conversely, it is worth mentioning that the security industry is worth $65 billion a year.

The Tofino Industrial Security Solution is to provide a tailored protection for zones of devices – referred to as their ‘Zone Level Security™’. Tofino products and services are developed by industrial security experts, certified to numerous worldwide recognized standards and are also highly respected. We are delighted having Tofino sponsor our SCADA training course.

Waterfall Security Solutions
Waterfall Security Solutions have also kindly sponsored our training event alongside Tofino this June 22nd – 23rd. Waterfall is the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways™ and data diodes for industrial control networks and critical infrastructures. Waterfall’s Unidirectional Gateways are recognized as being able to reduce the cost and complexity of adhering to compliance within NERC-CIP, NRC, NIST, CFATS regulations. Waterfall products and services are also well established within the cyber-security community.

Waterfall’s products are embedded within critical national SCADA infrastructures throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Israel. Frost & Sullivan describe Waterfall’s solutions as offering:

“optimum security for networks across user verticals”

Furthermore, the business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan awarded Waterfall the 2012 Network Security Award for Industrial Control Systems Entrepreneurial Company of the Year.

Specifically Waterfall offer support to leading industrial applications, including the OSIsoft PI™ Historian, the GE Proficy™ iHistorian, Siemens SIMATIC™/Spectrum™ solutions and GE OSM™ remote monitoring platforms, as well as OPC, Modbus, DNP3, ICCP and other industrial protocols.

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