CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - May 01, 2013) - MAVERICK Technologies, the largest independent systems integrator in North America, announced today a Joint Development Agreement (JDA) with Logos Technologies and Global Velocity to develop a solution set to protect U.S. national infrastructure from potential cyber-attacks.
Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems remotely monitor and control industrial processes at nuclear plants, sewage treatment facilities and other critical sites. However, most SCADA systems were designed before the emergence of network threats, leaving this infrastructure most vulnerable to intrusion.
"Our SCADA systems are no longer simple structures with simple components. Any catastrophic loss of data, servers and network infrastructure would have a huge impact on the public sector," said Paul Galeski, CEO of MAVERICK Technologies. "So we see a government interest in SCADA defense solutions."
The new JDA will pool the expertise of the three partnering companies in cyber security, industrial controls and complex systems integration to develop a Cyber Sensor Integration (CSI) solution to secure SCADA systems.
CSI-SCADA is a comprehensive software solution that employs innovative techniques, continuous expert support and an understanding of attacker profiles to defeat a threat before it takes shape.
"In the age of cyber-warfare, we must take care to safeguard our physical infrastructure from hackers," said Frank Purdy, director of National Security Services at Logos Technologies. "Properly securing SCADA systems requires the right mix of capabilities and experience."
Most facilities using SCADA systems are privately owned. However, given the millions of Americans they service, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has been actively monitoring software vulnerabilities, providing guidance and issuing warnings to the industry.
"We are seeing a convergence of cyber-attacks on industrial control systems," said Greg Sullivan, CEO of Global Velocity. "So it's important that our response be as holistic -- and as collaborative -- as possible."
The public, private and non-profit sectors, including every level of government, all have an important role to play in preventing cyber-attacks, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security website.
To learn more about industrial control system cyber security and the JDA with Logos Technologies and Global Velocity, visit mavtechglobal.com.
About MAVERICK Technologies
Founded in 1999, MAVERICK Technologies is the largest independent systems integrator in North America, and is a global leader in industrial automation, enterprise integration and strategic manufacturing solutions for clients across a wide range of manufacturing and process industries. Leveraging its unique enterprise-wide perspective, MAVERICK identifies suboptimal operations and improves performance for greater safety, efficiency and overall profitability. The company's people, processes and technical capabilities ensure delivery of the right solution for every project, using the most appropriate technology. Organizations around the world depend on MAVERICK's responsiveness, results-driven approach and dedication to their success. Over the years, MAVERICK has completed more than 10,000 projects in 45 countries across six continents. To learn more about MAVERICK, please visit mavtechglobal.com. To download the press kit, please visit mavtechglobal.com/press.
About Logos Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1996, Logos Technologies Inc. is a diversified defense and energy company specializing in the fields of biofuel research, advanced nuclear engineering, cyber defense and Intelligent Persistent Surveillance. Logos serves customers including the Department of Defense, Department of Energy and Department of Homeland Security. Learn more at logos-technologies.com.
About Global Velocity Inc.
Global Velocity provides effective and cost-efficient products for protecting data and networks. Global Velocity's solutions are ideally suited for monitoring and controlling applications, and the content they carry, even on today's fastest networks. Global Velocity was founded in 2002 and is located in Clayton, Missouri. Learn more at globalvelocity.com.
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