Cyber Defense for Operational Technologies
Attacks on power grids, transportation systems, manufacturing, and aerospace/defense continue to increase. Organizations face a myriad of risks including safety hazards, financial losses, reputational damage, and threats to national security. Yet, most OT systems lack the necessary defense mechanisms to combat modern cyber attacks. With YOLO, your OT and IT systems are integrated under one unified defense umbrella, providing comprehensive protection and peace of mind. Don't wait until it's too late, safeguard your operations with YOLO today.
Why do operational technologies need special protection?
OT devices do not contain in-built natural cyber protection. Typically organizations will airgap these systems or layer in IT protections such as network packet inspection. While these protections are important, modern adversaries can leap airgaps and evade these protections to reach the OT system boundary. Once an adversary breaches your OT system, it's game over.
OT devices are not visible on your security operations center. Nearly all assets within the purview of security operations are laptops, desktops, phones, servers and to a limited degree Internet of Things devices. Most operational technologies, such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs), building management systems (BMS), industrial control (Industry 4.0), and a myriad of systems in the SCADA/ICS space are simply opaque to modern security practices. For example, information on real-time cybersecurity incidents, malicious in-memory attacks, intrusions, implants and other exploitations are typically unavailable. Most control systems are bound to a physical object or process to the end of its lifecycle and does not benefit from frequent updates and rapid hardware upgrades throughout their lifecycle.
Real Time Telemetry Stream
Cyber Incident and Event Logging
Break the Kill-Chain
Unified Cybersecurity Defense for SOCs
How does YOLO protect your Operational Technology assets?
To be sure, most OT systems are small footprint, low-resource devices running esoteric real-time operating systems and specialized software. Most of these systems are protected only by air-gapping and network monitoring, which would be considered unacceptable for an IT system much less a mission-critical system. But since heavy-weight controls such as endpoint monitoring are not appropriate for these small systems, they remain unprotected, which is also inappropriate. Instead, YOLO is a new type of OT protection that truly lives within the device without upsetting the delicate balance required to execute the mission of the device.
Instant Response and Recovery
Real Time Telemetry
Since many operational technologies are highly differentiated, Chip Scan will work with you to integrate YOLO into your critical systems. In basic cases, an off-the-shelf YOLO module may be available. However, we recommend laying a more sophisticated protection around your critical program information or most sensitive control software. Once integrated, Chip Scan will work with your team on integration of real-time telemetry into your defensive operations.
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Peer Reviewed Whitepapers
YOLO originated at Columbia University and has since been integrated into automotive, UAV and DoD mission systems. The academic research and scientific backing behind YOLO is peer-reviewed and published.