In a blog released yesterday, Dragos announced that they are partnering with Cisco to provide industrial network defenders with a unified IT and OT cybersecurity solution that will make industrial networks more secure and resilient.
The Dragos Platform will integrate with Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) firewalls, enabling joint customers to proactively prevent unknown cybersecurity threats that impact both IT and OT environment.
This technology integration aims to allow defenders to have asset visibility across IT and OT networks, to identify risks, reduce attack paths, and secure a wider range of environments. The partnership addresses increasing demand for security teams to have a broader view of the entire network, including IT and OT, where they often have limited visibility. Similarly, threats to ICS are increasing in frequency and sophistication, so it is important to provide analysts with improved, complete situational awareness and decision-making support.
Together, this solution protects OT assets from potential threats, segments industrial networks, and builds compliance towards a variety of industrial standards, regulations, and guidelines such as NERC-CIP, ISA/IEC 62443, CFATS, and ANSI/AWWA G430.
By leveraging integrated technology from Cisco and Dragos, defenders can ensure they have maximum visibility across both IT and OT networks, improving overall threat detection, response, and mitigation time when an adverse event does occur, and speed and efficacy are necessary to ensure effectiveness is sustained.