Thales assumes a consultative role within major global organisations developing a clear and detailed overview of their various critical technology and communication platforms. From this, we will advise those organisations on how they can enhance the resiliency of their systems through technology investments, systems and hardware, and improved business practices such as risk management governance, policies and procedures.
We also take an informed look at our clients’ suppliers, helping to tighten cyber security throughout their supply chain. We have the capability and coverage to not only highlight and explain security issues in detail, but also to solve them with trusted and impartial expertise. Not only do we provide world-class cyber expertise, we also combine this with deep domain knowledge to find the right security solutions for our clients’ unique challenges.
Key to this is our Cyber Vulnerability Investigation which will identify those systems or services putting a client’s business resiliency at risk, and a Cyber Health Check, which assesses the maturity and effectiveness of a client’s cyber security approach. These services are not only applicable to the client’s IT systems but more importantly to their critical operational systems such as Industrial Control and Automation.
We also provide a proactive monitoring service through our Security Operation Centre (SOC) that will anticipate, detect, and react to cyber threats to a client’s critical IT and Industrial Control infra CYBER.
With a decades-long history of leading major engineering projects and providing support to nuclear power stations, transport systems and complex manufacturing plants across a wide range of industries, Thales has the skills and resources to protect our clients’ Operational Technology (OT) from cyber-attacks.
As the world moves towards Industry 4.0, OT is increasingly being connected to distributed IT networks and systems, and to new technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and robotic process automation. These myriad connections to legacy OT, which was not designed to support such connectivity, inevitably opens new and dangerous vulnerabilities. Because we have a deep experience of cyber security for OT as well as IT, we can help businesses of all types make a safe transition to Industry 4.0.
We typically start with an OT discovery project, in which we map out legacy manufacturing plant and processes, first with network probes and then with a hands-on inspection by experienced engineers.
It might not be possible or safe to connect some legacy machinery, but our engineering cyber experts can determine that before making the attempt. If part of your OT is mission critical but can’t be connected through conventional means we can monitor it 24/7 from a Security Operations Centre and defeat any attacks before they are successful.