OUR SOLUTION
Ironclad Operational Data Integrity

OUR SOLUTION
Ironclad Operational Data Integrity

The Challenge: Data Quality

Today’s critical infrastructure and industrial systems rely on tens of thousands of sensors to control physical assets. Data from these sensors forms the basis for decision-making by humans and machines alike.

Yet this crucial data is highly vulnerable.

To avoid the high public and financial price of physical damage, shutdowns, reconfigurations, and other results of cyberattacks or corrupted data - ironclad data integrity is mission-critical.

The problem is, legacy critical infrastructure data integrity and cybersecurity solutions are intrusive and inaccurate. Generating a massive volume of false positives and lacking the ability to verify crucial sensor data, these solutions are often simply ignored. This leaves control rooms exposed to accidental data inaccuracies or malicious manipulations of mission-critical data that can easily go undetected. The results – fiscal, reputational, and operational – can be disastrous.

The Solution: Data Forgery Protection (DFP)™

Aperio Systems reveals the true state of industrial and critical infrastructure systems in the face of both sensor malfunctions and malicious manipulation.

For both operational and cybersecurity applications, Data Forgery Protection™ (DFP) solutions from Aperio Systems seamlessly integrate into existing SCADA and industrial control solutions. Our solutions leverage advanced proprietary algorithms to intelligently identify unique fingerprints in measured signals. Our technology validates both signal integrity and authenticity - detecting injection of synthetic data, replay of past data, or transformation of process data.

The result: Ironclad data integrity that eliminates doubt in data integrity and ensures business continuity.

 

 

APPLICATIONS

Data Quality – For Cybersecurity

Data Quality – For Cybersecurity

The Threat: Malicious Sensor Data Manipulation

In industrial and critical infrastructure, on-premise computational resources are the focal point of security efforts. Systems are hardened, third-party tools developed, perimeters secured, standards defined, tests conducted, and the public reassured.

Yet a frequently-overlooked and crucial element of decision-making is actually the data on which decisions are based. Today’s critical infrastructure and industrial systems rely on tens of thousands of sensors to control physical assets. Data from these sensors forms the basis for decision-making by humans and machines alike.

And despite their centrality to the operation of critical infrastructure and industrial facilities, sensors are notoriously under-protected. Subtle manipulation of data by attackers can leave operators effectively blind to the true state of physical systems.

Data Quality – For Operational Integrity

Data Quality – For Operational Integrity

The Threat: Undetected Sensor Malfunction

Decision-making at large-scale industrial and infrastructure facilities is based nearly entirely on data fed to the ICS system from thousands of sensors. These sensors range from legacy devices to brand-new IoT monitors. Yet what happens when sensors malfunction, and the data received is inaccurate?

Existing safety and sensor fault detection mechanisms cannot detect subtly misleading sensor data owing to partial sensor malfunction. Such inaccurate data misleads control systems, masks the actual physical state of assets, reports false information, and leaves the operators in the control room blind to the true situation.

To avoid both damage and actual physical danger, potentially bogus data must be exposed and the true state of operations revealed.

The Solution: Data Forgery Protection (DFP)™

Aperio Systems' Data Forgery Protection (DFP) solutions act as a data polygraph to protect against data inaccuracy owing to malfunction. Like the law enforcement version, DFP-based solutions enable the security teams to discover the truth – the integrity of the data received by the control room.

Using advanced algorithms, APERIO Systems’ DFP solutions identify and track the unique signal “fingerprints” of each sensor. These fingerprints are manifested within the exact fluctuations of reported signals, the physical micro-noise, and the specific system behavior within and between modes of operation. Once a fingerprint baseline exists for each sensor, deviations can be characterized and investigated, and the “truth” of a given data set can be determined.

WHY APERIO?

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Aperio Systems enables trust in mission-critical data to maximize resilience and minimize downtime. Unlike traditional solutions, APERIO Systems not only detects attacks, but also pinpoints malicious data manipulation and affected equipment.

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Aperio Systems provides fast, actionable, specific and accurate alerts - integrating cybersecurity into operational emergency procedures, and allowing operators to mitigate damage before it happens.

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Unlike anomaly detection solutions, which generate alerts when expected patterns don’t reconcile, Aperio Systems Data Forgery Protection alerts are only generated when a reported process state does not reflect reality.

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Aperio Systems is the only solution wholly focused on true state awareness of physical systems - providing the last line of defense when the digital systems that control physical assets are maliciously compromised.

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Many breaches begin from the inside. Aperio Systems protects process continuity from both external and internal sources.

chess greyLOW RISK ROLLOUT

Passive and non-intrusive, Aperio Systems has minimal operational risks, rapid installation and low maintenance costs.

chess greySEAMLESS INTEGRATION

Integrates easily with existing SCADA and industrial control solutions to reveal the true state of ICS systems.

WHY APERIO?

chess greyPROCESS CONTINUITY

Aperio Systems enables trust in mission-critical data to maximize resilience and minimize downtime. Unlike traditional solutions, APERIO Systems not only detects attacks, but also pinpoints malicious data manipulation and affected equipment.

chess greyOPERATIONAL ALERTS

Aperio Systems provides fast, actionable, specific and accurate alerts - integrating cybersecurity into operational emergency procedures, and allowing operators to mitigate damage before it happens.

chess greyACCURATE AND RELEVANT

Unlike anomaly detection solutions, which generate alerts when expected patterns don’t reconcile, Aperio Systems Data Forgery Protection alerts are only generated when a reported process state does not reflect reality.

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chess greyLAST LINE OF DEFENSE

Aperio Systems is the only solution wholly focused on true state awareness of physical systems - providing the last line of defense when the digital systems that control physical assets are maliciously compromised.

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chess greyDEFENSE AGAINST INSIDER THREATS

Many breaches begin from the inside. Aperio Systems protects process continuity from both external and internal sources.

chess greyLOW RISK ROLLOUT

Passive and non-intrusive, Aperio Systems has minimal operational risks, rapid installation and low maintenance costs.

chess greySEAMLESS INTEGRATION
Integrates easily with existing SCADA and industrial control solutions to reveal the true state of ICS systems.

FAST FACTS

Solutions deployed at critical infrastructure sites across EMEA

Solutions deployed at critical infrastructure sites across EMEA

Certified OSIsoft Partner

Certified OSIsoft Partner

2017 Gartner Cool Vendor, Digitalization through Industry 4.0

2017 Gartner Cool Vendor, Digitalization through Industry 4.0

Free Electrons 2017 Cohort, Most Innovative Energy Startup

Free Electrons 2017 Cohort, Most Innovative Energy Startup

Winner 2017 Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Award

Winner 2017 Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Award

Winner 2017 CyberTech Startup Challenge

Winner 2017 CyberTech Startup Challenge

FAST FACTS

Solutions deployed at critical infrastructure sites across EMEA

Solutions deployed at critical infrastructure sites across EMEA

Certified OSIsoft Partner

Certified OSIsoft Partner

2017 Gartner Cool Vendor, Digitalization through Industry 4.0

2017 Gartner Cool Vendor, Digitalization through Industry 4.0

Free Electrons 2017 Cohort, Most Innovative Energy Startup

Free Electrons 2017 Cohort, Most Innovative Energy Startup

Winner 2017 Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Award

Winner 2017 Cyber Defense Magazine InfoSec Award

Winner 2017 CyberTech Startup Challenge

Winner 2017 CyberTech Startup Challenge