TEL AVIV, Israel, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Waterfall Security Solutions is pleased to announce that Andrew Ginter, a prominent industrial control system security researcher, is joining the North American Waterfall team as the Director of Industrial Security. Ginter's appointment is part of Waterfall's expansion into the North American market. He will investigate applications of Waterfall's market-leading Unidirectional Security Gateway solutions in a variety of industrial settings.
Professional, well-funded groups are the new "advanced persistent threats", attacking both enterprise and industrial systems. The "Aurora" attack stole valuable intellectual property, "Night Dragon" targeted both enterprise systems and control systems to steal industrial secrets, and the Stuxnet worm evaded detection by security researchers for over a year, silently sabotaging a specific industrial process. Conventional thinking for control systems security leads to security postures which are not adequate to defend against advanced threats.
Protecting industrial sites against advanced threats demands new approaches to security. Ginter reports:
"I am excited to have this opportunity to become much more familiar with Waterfall's advanced security solutions. Unidirectional gateways are part of a suite of advanced protections which must be applied more routinely throughout industrial security programs at important industrial sites. I look forward to investigating these advanced threats and investigating Waterfall Security Solutions' role in protecting against them."
Ginter brings 25 years of industrial applications experience to this engagement, including experience leading teams developing control system products and control system security products. Ginter speaks and writes frequently on control system security topics. He is a frequent contributor to the "Control System Security" blog.
"We are happy to have Andrew working with us," says Lior Frenkel, Co-Founder and CEO of Waterfall Security. "Andrew's deep experience in infrastructure protection, together with Waterfall's market leading technology and solutions are a unique match, and we look forward to what will develop."
About Waterfall Security Solutions:
Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd. is the leading provider of Unidirectional Security Gateways(TM) and data diodes for control networks, SCADA systems, remote monitoring and segregated networks. Waterfall's security solutions assist utilities and critical infrastructures to easily and comfortably achieve compliance with NERC-CIP, NRC, CFATS and other regulations, as well as cyber-security best practises.
Waterfall's products have been deployed in many utilities, critical national infrastructures, mission critical environments and homeland security agencies throughout North America, Europe and Israel. Waterfall's offerings include support to leading industrial applications, such as: OSIsoft PI(TM) Historian, GE Proficy(TM) iHistorian, Siemens SIMATIC(TM) and GE OSM(TM) remote monitoring platforms, as well as leading industrial protocols, such as: OPC, Modbus, DNP3 and ICCP.
SOURCE Waterfall Security Solutions Ltd.