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Cybersecurity deal for Cassidian

March 4, 2013 at 1:17 PM

ELANCOURT, France, March 4 (UPI) -- Cassidian CyberSecurity in France will secure the industrial control systems of a gas and oil company in the Middle East against cyberattacks.

Cassidian is to help establish governance of the company's IT security of industrial control systems and define the roles and responsibilities of the various company departments in it.

It said its work will involve identifying necessary defenses without creating additional risks for the architecture and operating procedures of the company's ICS and implementing its solutions into a single package.

"Energy utilities are under enormous threats from cyberattacks and this may particularly affect the oil and gas industry," said Guy Meguer, general manager of Cassidian CyberSecurity in the Middle East. "This is why Cassidian CyberSecurity has developed a specific integrated offer, capable of defending and monitoring industrial control systems used in the oil and gas industries.

"The best defense for any industrial control system is to design an overall security architecture that provides defense in depth across the different components."

Cassidian didn't provide additional details of the contract.

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