Cyber security AI specialist Darktrace has announced availability of Darktrace PREVENT/OT, a product that identifies the paths adversaries may take to attempt to disrupt the operations of critical infrastructure.
This unique approach uses AI to “think like an attacker” to visualize pathways within information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) that lead to critical infrastructure assets, empowering defenders to harden environments and stay steps ahead of the adversary.
PREVENT/OT is part of the Darktrace/OT product family, protecting complex industrial environments against known and unknown attacks, using self-learning AI to discover and identify assets and detect subtle deviations that point to a cyber-threat. First launched in 2015, Darktrace/OT DETECT and RESPOND™ are currently used by hundreds of critical infrastructure companies in utilities including electric, water, oil & gas, maritime, and transportation.
“In one of our early adopters Darktrace AI found a complete viable attack path from a public email account to a deeply protected and active production PLC (Programmable Logic Controller): a vital component of all Industrial Control Systems. The organization was not aware this long, but complete path spanning both IT and OT systems existed. Some steps were not simple to exploit, but fundamentally a committed attacker could have followed this path and could have manipulated the controller logic, sound alarms, or even worse start and stop processes impacting the operation of the entire facility” said Jeffrey Macre, Industrial Security Solutions Architect at Darktrace.