A new partnership facilitates the onboarding of Secure Remote Access capabilities and new avenues of OT intelligence info.

The increasing connectivity between IT and Operational Technology systems has broadened the attack surface of critical physical processes and systems. That is why corporate members of the Global Resilience Foundation (GRF) and its Operational Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (OT-ISAC) are acutely aware of the importance of securing their operational technology environments.

GRF is a hub for sharing communities to protect industries and critical infrastructure through operational cross-sector sharing of cyber threat information and physical security risks. It offers member communities numerous benefits, including discounts on vendor tools and training, along with access to GRF’s automated, cross-industry, multidirectional data sharing program allowing for the real-time distribution and consumption of threat information.

In its ongoing mission to provide members with access to original threat research, best practices, and strategic content to converge IT with OT, the GRF has found a new partner—Claroty, a specialist in industrial cybersecurity.

Under the partnership arrangement, Claroty will share security information with OT-ISAC and other GRF-affiliated ISACs that leverage operational technology.

Said Mark Orsi, President of GRF: “We are pleased to work with Claroty, our first OT- focused security partner, to help advance security for critical infrastructure sharing communities.”

According to Orsi, Claroty improves the availability, safety, and reliability of OT assets and networks within industrial enterprises and critical infrastructure. The Claroty Platform provides comprehensive OT asset and network visibility, segmentation, vulnerability management, threat detection, risk assessment, and Secure Remote Access capabilities (SRA)—all within a single, agentless solution.

Unique to Claroty, SRA provides a single, secure, and clientless interface through which all external users connect prior to performing software upgrades, periodic maintenance, and other support activities on assets within OT networks. This is all enriched by the company’s OT security research department.

Said Dave Weinstein, Claroty’s Chief Security Officer: “Information sharing is a critical tool for empowering OT cyber defenders, and partnerships like ours with the GRF are a trusted, collaborative, and efficient way to help organizations get the guidance they need to better secure their OT environments. Claroty possesses a privileged perspective of the OT threat landscape, and we are very much looking forward to sharing it with GRF and its members across multiple sectors to bolster their collective cybersecurity for both OT and IT infrastructure.”