Dragos partners with Xylem to provide incident response service for water utilities
The association will allow both the companies to offer incident response and incident prevention solutions to water utility customers of Xylem worldwide. The partnership brings water utilities, skilled teams of digital water professionals, and industrial cybersecurity experts.
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Nick Nedostup, Xylem’s chief information security officer, depicted his enthusiasm by stating that they are excited in bringing to water operators the blend of Xylem’s management in digital transformation and Dragos’ unmatched expertise in safeguarding critical infrastructure. He added that Upgrading water infrastructure with digital technology offers intense benefits. This includes minimizing costs and decreasing both energy and emissions, along with making communities more robust in case of climate change. He also highlighted that since water is the most essential asset, its infrastructure should get the best security against cyber threats.
Vice president of worldwide sales, Dragos Inc., Troy Roberts, pointed to the fact that achieving solid industrial cybersecurity in the water sector needs the complete network view across water systems, and so their association with Xylem will bring this to the water utility customers worldwide. He further stated that both the companies share a pledge to boosting the safety, accessibility, and resiliency of critical infrastructure in water. Xylem’s extensive digital water services make them an accepted partner to resolve the customer challenges in water utilities all over the world.
The partnership’s Incident Response Service develops on Xylem’s vigorous product security context. It works in combination with utilities’ existing security systems, which grants an additional layer of protection. The teaming-up can also deliver active threat hunting along with rapid response, enhancing uptime and functional certainty. The service aims to strengthen industrial control systems to avoid incidents, swiftly respond to intrusions, and minimize time to recovery.
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