Honeywell has announced Cyber Watch, an innovative solution designed to help organizations deal with evolving cyber threats related to operational technology (OT). This technology attempts to assist leaders and workers in efficiently identifying, addressing, and managing these hazards.
"From the plant manager to the CISO, everyone is a line of defense against the next cyberattack." No organization wants to be the next front-page story as the victim of a ransomware attack. "We know hackers are lurking, ready to strike for months or even years," said Kevin Dehoff, president and CEO of Honeywell Connected Enterprise. "Our industry-leading technology, supported by Honeywell's deep domain experience in critical infrastructure, is designed to empower leaders and workers to stop an attack before it happens, from detection to remediation to response."
According to Forrester Research's 2023 research, over three-quarters of organizations had reported one or more data breaches in the previous year. Furthermore, there has been a 140% increase in attacks on industrial organizations year over year.
"Understanding vulnerabilities and gaining insight at both the site and enterprise level will help enable faster and more informed decisions to better defend against cyberattacks, reduce potential downtime, and create a safer environment for our employees," Chase Carpenter, chief security officer at Honeywell, said in a statement.
The Honeywell Forge Cybersecurity+ Suite, which includes Cyber Watch, is being shown at this week's Honeywell Connect event, which focuses on software solutions for industrial organizations. This suite is intended to identify security flaws in an organization's OT infrastructure, providing insights into vulnerabilities, configuration difficulties, and compliance issues at both the site and enterprise levels, with the purpose of improving overall security.
This new solution attempts to increase cyber defenses and improve organizational resilience in the face of potential cyberattacks and data breaches.