FORTRESS INFORMATION SECURITY LAUNCHES SaaS PLATFORM AND SERVICE TO PLUG GAPS BETWEEN CYBER SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR ENTERPRISE VIEW OF VULNERABILITY

New Emerging Security Risk Management Platform Delivers Cyber Risk Identification, Monitoring and Management Protecting IT, Operational Technology and External Supply Chain

ORLANDO, FL – August 14, 2017 – Fortress Information Security today announced its new Emerging Security Risk Management platform with an enterprise-wide visualization capability that allows organizations to plug gaps in their autonomous security systems by creating a visual map across their information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and their external supply chain connections for a complete view of their cyber security vulnerability.

The visualization capability is an addition to the Emerging Security Risk Management platform, which provides a single pane of glass across Information Security, OT Security and Third Party Risk Management silos. Fortress takes a holistic and proactive approach to security – delivering the people, processes and technology necessary to create a total security solution.

Fortress’ Emerging Security Risk Management platform presents comprehensive information to display vulnerabilities facing a company’s IT assets, its OT assets and its externally connected supply chain. The platform combines these three areas together on a single management console to allow management to understand their cyber risk position. This helps organizations to mitigate vulnerabilities before they become points of attack.

“There is a cyber security challenge facing most companies that technology has not solved. That’s the blind spot between departmental security initiatives that can create seams, allowing hackers access to corporate data,” said Peter Kassabov, Chairman and Co-Founder of Fortress Information Security. “By providing an integrated vulnerability solution covering all IT, OT and supply chain assets, organizations will be able to understand risks holistically and will no longer have blind spots in their cyber security defenses.”

How Security Visualization Works

Energy providers can use the visualization feature to group together all of the substation systems on their network. These asset groups could further be classified by voltage output levels, management system vendor, or geography for example. Thus, if a breach happens in a geography or to a vendor partner, the vulnerability can be quickly isolated.

Without this grouping, security staff would not instantly know if a third-party vendor is hacked or which internal systems might be affected by that hack, so they could not move quickly to respond before it becomes a problem. In large networks with tens of thousands of systems and vendors, it could take hours to determine vulnerable systems without the grouping capability.

The Business System and Asset Visualization feature will be a standard feature of the Fortress Emerging Security Risk Management platform and will be available beginning in August 2017.

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