Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 25 - Page 10

NEWS Cybersecurity market leaders create industry’s first unified, risk-based platform for IT and OT security Nokia and AT&T launch IoT innovation studio in Germany N okia and AT&T are delivering a new Munich-based innovation studio to support the growing global adoption of current and next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. From connected cars and factories to video analytics and future 5G-enabled applications, the dedicated space will demonstrate both current capabilities and the future of global connected solutions. The studio will allow companies to see first-hand how IoT solutions can solve global business problems. For example, they can experience how technology can improve asset management and tracking, as well as offer predictive maintenance for equipment and connected fleets. Customers can also learn about the latest in connected car innovation, alongside an interactive experience using Augmented Reality to bring some of Munich’s most famous landmarks to life. T enable, the cyber exposure company, has acquired Tel Aviv-based company, Indegy. The industrial cybersecurity leader provides visibility, security and control across operational technology (OT) environments. “For every company in every industry, OT is now part of the modern attack surface. CISOs are being asked to secure OT systems alongside IT, but lack the necessary visibility and technology to manage and measure OT cyber-risk in the same way as IT risk,” said Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO, Tenable. “The combination of Tenable and Indegy brings together two pioneers of IT vulnerability management and industrial cybersecurity to deliver the industry’s first unified, risk-based view of IT and OT security. This is a game changer that will help transform how security and the C-suite make strategic decisions around OT risk. This acquisition is a critical milestone 10 INTELLIGENTCIO in delivering on our cyber exposure strategy to help organisations understand and reduce cyber-risk across the entire modern attack surface. Indegy extends our depth of OT expertise and intelligence, and our breadth of OT-specific capabilities from vulnerability management to asset inventory, configuration management and threat detection. We look forward to working with the Indegy team to help the industry usher in the next wave of IT/OT convergence.” “When we started Indegy, we set out on a mission to protect industrial networks through a mix of cybersecurity expertise and hands-on OT experience, developing products which solve the hardest industrial cybersecurity challenges,” Barak Perelman, Co-founder and CEO, Indegy, added. “We are excited to accelerate this mission by joining Tenable, a visionary IT cybersecurity leader with a trusted brand and proven track record of product innovation.” More than just a demo space, the studio will provide an opportunity for businesses to meet with experts and collaborate on solutions to global business challenges. From design to engineering to product development, a local team of experts from AT&T and Nokia will help customers with solutions that can improve operations, provide better data analytics and, in many cases, lower business costs. The studio will also act as a hub for the next generation of innovators. Bringing together the right skills, expertise and advanced technology, AT&T and Nokia’s intention is to form close bonds with schools, universities and the wider European technology ecosystem to generate ideas for future IoT applications across multiple industries and sectors.