Radiflow, creators of the award-winning OT cybersecurity platform CIARA, have hired regional engineers and partnered with local suppliers throughout Europe and Latin America to meet the rise in demand in response to new regulation and increased cybersecurity threats.
The hope is that these steps will allow manufacturers and infrastructure operators to protect their networks without disrupting operations or requiring network downtime. Radiflow supports customers that are in Network and Information Security (NIS2) compliance and these steps have been taken in response to greater regulatory and business operations needs.
With three-quarters of businesses worldwide having experienced at least one email security breach in 2022, Radiflow is joining the cybersecurity race to help organisations protect themselves and their sensitive data.
Securing critical infrastructure for key industries
A recent survey conducted by Adarma found that 95% of businesses are ‘very confident’ (53%) or ‘somewhat confident’ (42%) that they do not have gaps in their security controls coverage - but two-thirds (68%) have fallen victim to a cyber-attack in the last two years.
It highlights how businesses can struggle to implement their security tools and/or policies correctly, which ultimately results in vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure.
The new NIS2 directive put in place by the European Union (EU) is focused on securing critical infrastructure, but according to Radiflow it also has implications for periphery sectors, such as pharmaceutical, food and beverage, chemical manufacturing and others that serve defence operations.
To bring companies in line with these new requirements in addition to their existing regulations, Radiflow has developed a three-pillar approach consisting of OT network illumination, prioritising security for business-critical assets and a clear onboarding process. In addition, they will work to ease these transitions to new regulations by offering risk assessment and compliance services for companies.
CISOs of publicly traded companies throughout Europe are now also required to run recurring vulnerability scans, report on cybersecurity breaches within a reasonable timeframe, as well as reporting their risk exposure.
Updating security packages to suit new requirements
Many companies had older cybersecurity practices, outdated tools, or had no OT cybersecurity program at all, ultimately presenting a large skills gap between OT cybersecurity professionals and the capabilities of modern platforms.
Radiflow’s CIARA platform allows teams to gain insights into best practices for security controls, enabling better mapping and reporting of their security posture. Working with teams allows for a smooth transition while integrating into existing systems, with CIARA able to assist with compliance by focusing on continuous risk monitoring and enabling analysis of actions caused by the recent changes to the risk score.
To support its customers, Radiflow has opened an office in the Netherlands and has secured new partnerships with companies in Italy, Spain and Brazil, to name a few.
“Many companies are entering a new world of cybersecurity regulation, unsure of how to go from their current security systems to more advanced ones that comply with regional legislations,” said Ilan Barda, Co-Founder & CEO of Radiflow.
“The want to comply is there, however it’s a big leap for many teams. We’ve found that a customer-first approach to onboarding is allowing for faster time to be cyber-secure while demanding fewer resources.”
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