Several times each week new (to me) cybersecurity companies find me. This through a PR professional I’ve known for maybe 20 years who picked up a new client. Mission Secure specializes in operation technology and industrial control system (OT / ICS) systems. I’ve not heard from them previously (at least, I’ve never written about them here).
Mission Secure announced the release of its Sentinel 5.0 platform Nov. 1, a milestone in enabling Zero Trust security architectures for critical infrastructure. The Sentinel 5.0 platform provides dynamic, context-aware cybersecurity policy monitoring and enforcement for operational technology systems.
“Zero Trust architectures are the most powerful and practical way to increase safety and reduce risk for industrial cyber-physical processes” says Jens Meggers, Executive Chairman of Mission Secure. “With Sentinel 5.0, we are launching a game changer that allows granular implementation of access policies from the physical signal all the way to the cloud. It is whitelisting on steroids: industrial strength, context-driven, intrusion prevention and mitigation.”
Zero Trust is a well-established IT cybersecurity principle that has yet to be widely adopted in industrial OT.
It eliminates implicit trust in the network perimeter by validating every stage of digital interaction continuously.
• Creating access control policies to define the conditions under which users or applications can send commands to an industrial device.
• Identifying firmware state and vulnerabilities, as well as limiting access to only fully-patched systems.
• Alerting and acting on anomalies in physical signals, and isolating systems that show abnormal behavior.
• Supporting root cause analysis by correlating network events with sensor outputs.
Mission Secure also announced a technology partnership with Verve Industrial, the provider of IT-OT asset inventory and vulnerability management solutions.