Forescout Joins Cyber Defense Collaborative Protecting Critical Infrastructure
California-headquartered Forescout Technologies announced that it has joined the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative formed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to bring organizations together to thwart cyber attacks. The JCDC is expected to take advantage of the knowledge, visibility and capabilities of its members to improve the defense of critical systems and inform government cybersecurity guidance, Forescout said Tuesday.
In a statement, the network security company said its membership in the collaborative supports the government’s focus on the cybersecurity and resilience of its industrial control systems and operational technology. Forescout added that its cybersecurity solutions are already used by many of the world’s largest utilities, governments and other critical infrastructure providers.
Tim Jones, vice president of Forescout’s U.S. Federal Government Systems Engineering business, said the team effort made possible by the JCDC is needed to protect against cyberattacks that threaten the infrastructure systems on which Americans depend.
Forescout said it is no stranger to industry coalitions, being a founding member of the private-sector OT Cyber Coalition, whose aim is to enhance the resiliency of the nation’s critical infrastructure. The company emphasized that it is committed to improving the cybersecurity posture of America’s critical infrastructure by developing dedicated OT solutions and through OT-specific research from its Vedere Labs.
In the past month alone, Verede Labs, Forescout’s cybersecurity research arm, has managed to discover and disclose to the public over 50 OT vulnerabilities.
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