Industrial Security Researcher Joins Waterfall Security|
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
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
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.