StealthWatch for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sector
The chemical and pharmaceutical industry is the second most targeted by directed online attacks, surpassed only by the public sector.1 There are many factors that make this industry especially attractive to online attackers, including its vast amount of intellectual property, the role it plays in critical infrastructure and the mass destruction that could be caused if certain chemicals were to be released into the atmosphere. With so much at stake, chemical and pharmaceutical facilities must maintain high levels of vigilance when it comes to cyber security.
Unfortunately, in the age of highly targeted and increasingly sophisticated attacks, traditional online defenses including firewalls, antivirus and IDS/IPS are no longer enough to keep this sensitive industry secure. To compound the issue, the SCADA/process control systems that run today’s pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing facilities were not designed with security in mind.
With so many critical factors to address and attack vectors to protect against, it is impossible for chemical and pharmaceutical companies to thrive without intimate knowledge of what is going on within their networks. Lancope’s StealthWatch® System acts as the eyes and ears of the network, quickly detecting any type of anomalous behavior – from a virus outbreak that could take down critical systems, to data leakage that could jeopardize trade secrets, compliance measures or even national security.
By conducting sophisticated behavioral analysis on NetFlow, IPFIX and other flow data from existing network infrastructure, StealthWatch helps chemical and pharmaceutical companies remain vigilant in the face of ever-increasing threats and constantly evolving technology environments. Not relying on signature updates, StealthWatch fills in the gaps left by conventional security solutions, providing the in-depth network visibility and protection required in critical industries like chemical and pharmaceutical.
For more details, see the market brief, "StealthWatch for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sector."
1 – November 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report, http://www.symantec.com/connect/sites/default/files/SYMCINT_2011_11_November_FINAL-en.pdf