The SIGA solution is compatible with all legacy & new SCADA equipments, and can be used in conjunction with other IT-based security solutions. Installation and operation is quick and easy with no negative impact on facility ease-of-operation, reliability, or safety.
As soon as the SIGA solution detects the first indication of a developing anomaly, it sends an alert so that you can respond and intervene immediately before the situation escalates and real harm is caused, whether to people, equipment, or the surrounding environment.
SIGA virtually eliminates false alarms without missing an anomaly so that you can respond at the first sign of trouble. This saves you money from damaged equipment, loss of productivity, collateral damages, and insurance.
SIGA’s virtually infallible end-point monitoring technology of course gives your timely alerts and helps reduce operational expenses which saves you money. But it also keeps people – and your surroundings – safe and out of harms way. And that peace of mind is simply priceless.
SIG’s technology complements any existing IT-based solutions, providing an additional last line of defense that can’t be hacked, breached, or circumvented.
SIGA’s technology and products are quickly and easily installed, and work seamlessly with any legacy or new SCADA equipment regardless of protocol or supplier. No need for system modification, and no impact on facility ease-of-operation, reliability, or safety.
SIGA’s technology is installed AFTER the PLC and right before the end-device itself. It is completely independent of any network, which makes it unbreachable and so effectively isolates the end-device from any attack on the system being monitored.
SIGA’s technology enables a complete post-incident forensic analysis of both the end-device affected as well as the rest of the equipment in your system, so you can truly understand and then rectify the circumstances that caused the incident.
SIGA’s advanced predictive analysis algorithms employ continuous machine-learning to achieve highly accurate anomaly detection with minimal false-positives. So when an alert is received, the system operator knows that the alert deserves immediate attention and remediation.
SIGA’s technology is not IT-based and as such is not affected by or dependent on different protocols. So there’s no concern about updates, new versions and releases, or compatibility.
SIGA’s technology is not based on monitoring or protecting the data that flows through the system. In fact, it’s transparent to any attack so there’s no chance of missing an anomaly or being fooled by malicious code. Now that’s peace of mind.
Early anomaly detection in key equipment and systems is essential for keeping oil and gas facilities operating smoothly and securely even when subject to cyber attack, keeping workers, neighboring communities, and the environment safe from harm.
SIGA helps the power stay on, reducing the risk of operational downtime and damage to mission-critical power plant equipment through early detection and warning of anomalous activity caused by cyber attack or equipment malfunction.
With manufacturing processes and assembly lines becoming increasingly automated, safe and efficient operation is dependent on detecting anomalies – whether due to malicious cyber attack from within or outside the facility – before they cause a total shut-down.
For drinking and waste water treatment facilities, detecting and rectifying operational anomalies in essential equipment and systems as soon as possible is critical to preventing degraded water quality and/or supply.
SIGA’s approach to SCADA cyber security is unique because our technology is specifically developed and designed for the particular needs and conditions of the end-device itself in the OT level, which is where the real damage can be caused by a breach of system or equipment malfunction.
This is very different from the vast majority of cyber security solutions that essentially apply IT-based technologies to the OT-level of the SCADA system, which, as is well documented, means they are inherently incompatible and vulnerable to breach.
Our proprietary device-based solution provides the energy, water treatment, and industrial manufacturing markets with virtually infallible early warning in the event of an anomaly – whether caused by a cyber attack or a system malfunction.
SIGA’s product – based on sophisticated machine-learning algorithms and advanced electrical engineering – combines hardware that is connected to the SCADA system AFTER the PLC and right before the real-world device it controls, and proprietary software installed on a server at the customer’s location in complete isolation from externally-connected communications networks.
This is important for 2 reasons:
First, it makes the SIGA technology itself immune to cyber attack, as well as completely transparent to cyber attack on the SCADA system it is monitoring. This effectively ensures that the SIGA security solution is itself in perfect working order and reliably monitoring the SCADA system.
Second, it means that SIGA effectively “isolates” the SCADA-controlled equipment from any chance of outside interference (hacking) via the rest of the system, and is providing accurate early warning when an anomaly is detected and letting the operator know that timely intervention is indeed justified, i.e. no repetitive false-alarms.
This accurate early warning enables the operator to intervene immediately and so reduces [the risk of] unexpected operational expenses caused by equipment damage, collateral damage, higher insurance premiums, and more, with no negative impact on operational safety, efficiency, and reliability.
But perhaps more importantly, it means the operator can step in before people or the environment are harmed.
SIGA Company Overview
SIGA is an Israeli company that develops and markets cyber security solutions for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems used in critical infrastructures and industrial processes. Our proprietary device-based solution provides virtually infallible and uncircumventable early warning in the event of an anomaly – whether caused by a cyber attack or a system malfunction. This enables the operator to intervene before people are harmed or physical damage is caused to equipment or the environment in which it operates, in addition to reducing the risk of unexpected operational expenses caused by equipment damage, collateral damage, higher insurance premiums, and more, with no negative impact on operational safety, efficiency, and reliability. SIGA is led by an experienced team that served in senior positions in various Israeli government offices that shape Israeli cyber security policy, as well as a technical team well versed in electrical engineering, mathematics, machine learning, and other relevant fields.
When early critical infrastructure systems were created, neither security nor misuse of the interconnected network was considered. This means that infrastructures with control systems (ICS / SCADA) affecting our everyday lives lack the proper security needed to prevent sophisticated cyber attacks. Similarly, industrial processes designed to be safe and reliable are also increasingly being connected to external networks which expose them to cyber threats. However, the current cyber solutions – based almost exclusively on IT solutions – are not sufficiently effective for monitoring the electro-mechanical end-point equipment present in critical infrastructures, and are typically inherently incompatible with industrial manufacturing processes. This is because the operational systems in these critical infrastructures and industrial manufacturing plants are built around legacy technologies with weaker protocols that are inherently more vulnerable to attack from – and less compatible with – today’s IT-based security solutions. As such, these IT-based cyber security solutions do not effectively isolate the actual equipment controlled by the SCADA system from the rest of the communications network, leaving them vulnerable to being damaged or causing damage to the surroundings
SIGA’s vision is for infrastructure and manufacturing companies to be able to operate with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that the mission-critical systems upon which their business is dependent are effectively protected so that at the first sign of a cyber attack or malfunction, accurate, reliable anomaly detection and reporting enables quick intervention to prevent the situation from cascading out of control before there is damage to equipment and harm to people and the environment. SIGA’s mission is to provide the premier cyber-security solution for SCADA-controlled mission-critical end-devices, equipment, and PLCs in critical infrastructure & industrial process applications. SIGA accomplishes this by uniting innovations in machine-learning, electrical engineering, and advanced algorithms into a powerful solution for system-wide operational monitoring and anomaly detection that provides companies with the strategic ability to move from a reactive, damage-control business model to a pro-active, quick-response capability at the first sign of trouble before significant – if any – damage is caused.
SIGA received funding from the Israeli Office of the Chief Scientist, and works closely with a number of industry partners, including: