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Industrial control systems (ICS) in critical infrastructure are high-risk targets for attack and exploitation. Consistently monitored patches & updates can help resolve security vulnerabilities, functional issues and meet regulatory compliance requirements.
NERC CIP compliance regulations state that registered entities are required to have a patch management process for tracking, evaluating and installing cyber security patches for their identified cyber assets of applicable systems.
Patch management can be time consuming and very labor intensive. Utilities can spend over $500,000 per year manually searching websites, receiving vendor notifications, calling vendors and tracking patches.
Not all patches can be implemented without having catastrophic effects in a CIKR environment. Training internal teams to have the depth of knowledge necessary for validating and deployment is cumbersome and time consuming. Keeping staff current on the changing compliance regulations can be a daunting undertaking.
As the complexity of industrial control systems evolves, so does the number of devices and applications that need to be patched for both security and compliance reasons.
A robust patching program for IT and OT environments requires a cyclical and consistently monitored solution to ensure a secure and healthy system. To build a complete patch management program FoxGuard Solutions provides the following services:
FoxGuard has proven excellence in not only meeting compliance requirements but also solving functional issues and security vulnerabilities. FoxGuard has deployed patching solutions in over 150 sites, in 15 countries in the past 10 years. Moreover, for a fraction of the price and time it takes to monitor patches, FoxGuard can deliver an automated patch management solution, customized for your operation.
FoxGuard provides a wide range of patch management solutions that help entities identify and mitigate gaps in the security of their systems and prepare for NERC CIP audits. We host weekly webinar to discuss ways to develop and implement a robust patch management program. We encourage you to join this webinar and download the solution overview.
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