HOUSTON, TEXAS— May 13, 2015 – PAS Inc., the leading solution provider of process safety, cybersecurity, and asset reliability for the energy, power, and process industries announces a newly formed Cybersecurity Business Unit within PAS as well as its latest release of Cyber Integrity™ software. The strategic announcement reflects the company’s ongoing investment in ICS cybersecurity with dedicated resources and new features focused on reducing risk to plant safety and profitability. David Zahn, chief marketing officer at PAS, will lead the new business unit as its general manager in addition to his current responsibilities.
“Our company has implemented a multi-layered security architecture that includes PAS Cyber Integrity software to protect our critical control assets and address compliance requirements,” said a general manager at a major power company in the southeast United States. “With the new release of Cyber Integrity and its additional commitment of resources, PAS continues to provide the support that plants need to become more secure against the effects of a cyber attack.”
PAS Cyber Integrity hardens security for the most vulnerable assets in a plant – the industrial control systems. At the same time, it automates internal and regulatory compliance reporting while reducing associated efforts by up to 90 percent. Cyber Integrity works across the heterogeneous control environment found in plants providing enterprise scalability and performance. Cyber Integrity enables industrial companies to:
- Gather and maintain an accurate inventory of cyber assets,
- Establish a cybersecurity configuration management policy,
- Manage change by monitoring for unauthorized updates to cyber asset configurations, and
- Implement a program for system backup and recovery.
Cyber Integrity is a proven solution built upon PAS Integrity platform, which today manages configurations for more than 20,000 automation assets across more than 400 industrial plants throughout the world. The latest release of Cyber Integrity enables industrial companies to recognize the impact of a cyber attack on control systems more quickly, initiate an incident response that matches the risk level, and provide compliance-ready reporting that meets business and regulatory requirements.
The cyber threat to plants and their industrial control systems is an existential one,” says Eddie Habibi, chief executive officer and founder at PAS. “The confluence of growing interest in the Industrial Internet of Things, increasing frequency and sophistication of ICS cyber attacks, and the opportunity that a control system presents a hacker, creates significant risk to plant safety and profitability. Mitigating this risk by keeping hackers at bay is why we have added a new business unit within our company, and it is why we have provided the new capabilities within Cyber Integrity.”