Forescout Technologies Inc, a global company involved in automated cybersecurity, recently announced that it has joined the Joint Cyber Defence Collaborative (JCDC) to further support the US Government to better focus on cybersecurity and resilience of the industrial control systems and operational technology (ICS/OT). Founded by the cybersecurity and infrastructure agency (CISA), Joint Cyber Defence Collaborative (JCDC) connects cyber defenders to help enable critical thinking and defence against cyberattacks.
“It’s an honour to be included in the newly expanded JCDC-ICS to share Forescout’s leadership and deep expertise in ICS/OT security,” said Tim Jones, Forescout’s US Federal Government VP of Systems Engineering. “Having worked directly with CISA for years, I know this type of collaboration between industry leaders in cybersecurity is exactly what our nation needs to protect against cyberattacks that threaten critical infrastructure systems on which our daily lives depend.”
Forescout’s cybersecurity solutions claim to be used by many of the world’s largest utilities, governments, and other critical infrastructure providers. Forescout is committed to enhancing the cybersecurity posture of the critical infrastructure community with dedicated operational technology solutions and through operational technology-specific research from Forescout’s Vedere Labs, which has disclosed over 50 operational technology vulnerabilities in the past month alone. Further, Forescout is a founding member of the operational technology Cyber Coalition, the central aim of which is to enhance the resiliency of our nation’s critical infrastructure.
Joint Cyber Defence Collaborative (JCDC)-industrial control systems (ICS) will build on the existing platform of the Joint Cyber Defence Collaborative (JCDC) by taking advantage of the knowledge, visibility, and capabilities of the industrial control systems (ICS) community to improve the protection and defence of control systems, inform US government guidance on industrial control systems and operational technology (ICS/OT) cybersecurity, and contribute to real-time operational fusion across private and public partners in the industrial control systems and operational technology (ICS/OT) space. More information about cybersecurity and infrastructure agency’s (CISA) work with the ICS community is available at the CISA government website.