NextNine and Schneider Electric to Present Advanced Cyber Security for Nuclear Facilities at Upcoming Vienna Conference

May 20, 2015, 10:04 ET from NextNine

PETACH TIKVA, Israel, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Unique security concerns of nuclear facilities can be dealt with using advanced new solutions that will be presented by executives from NextNine and Schneider Electric (Euronext: SU) at the leading conference on nuclear facilities hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna, Austria, June 1-5, 2015.

"Nuclear facilities are at the top of the risk curve, as any cybersecurity breach can have dire consequences. Whether through an insider threat, spear phishing or brute force attack, these crucial plants are prime targets, and need to be continuously and thoroughly protected while still managed and operated efficiently," said Shmulik Aran, CEO of NextNine. "At NextNine, we take a leadership role in enabling critical infrastructure owners worldwide to harden their enterprises and gain visibility into their overall compliance with regulatory standards at every point in time."

Michael Coden, VP of NextNine will be presenting the following sessions:

Secure Remote Cyber Hardening of Industrial Control Systems in Nuclear Facilities in Compliance with International Standards
Jointly presented with Schneider Electric, this session is based on the joint monitoring and maintenance of industrial control systems at hundreds of sites, many of which are nuclear facilities, since 2006. Wednesday, June 3, 14:00 - 15:40, M-Building, Room: M1/B.

Applying Safety Analysis to Cyber Incidents
This session will present novel research on cyber incident prevention models from the MIT Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, or MIT-(IC)3, of which NextNine is a member.  This presentation will show how cyber incident prevention is analogous to industrial accident hazard avoidance and prevention, and present a model and process that can be used to prevent cyber incidents. Tuesday, June 2, 16:00 - 18:00, M-Building, Room: PR.

ISA / IEC TR62443-2-3 Patch Management Technical Report

ISA99 Technical Report TR62443-2-3, and the associated technical specification in the IEC 62443 series, address the patch management aspect of IACS (Industrial Automation and Control Systems) cyber security. As a co-editor, Coden will describe the organization of the components of IEC-62443, and review a summary of the 62334-2-3 Patch Management Technical Report. Wednesday, June 3, 11:00 - 12:40, M-Building, Room: M1/B.

The conference International Conference on Computer Security in a Nuclear World will be taking place in Vienna, Austria, June 1-5. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) expects ~800 nuclear cybersecurity executives, experts, and engineers to attend. In addition to leading three educational sessions, NextNine will have a booth in the exhibit area, together with Schneider Electric, and MIT-(IC)3. To schedule a meeting with NextNine, contact Hugo Fleischman at, or Michael Coden, at

About NextNine 

NextNine is the world leader in Operational Technology (OT) security management software for industrial and critical infrastructure environments, markets that are vulnerable to cyber security attacks and are underserved by conventional enterprise IT solutions. The largest industrial vendors, MSSPs and system integrators have selected NextNine as their gold standard. With over 12 years of experience in cyber security for ICS/SCADA, the company has over 5000 installations globally in fields such as oil and gas, mining, refining, chemicals, power, energy and electricity.

Hugo Fleischmann