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CrowdStrike, Dragos Partner on ICS Security Services

Cloud-based endpoint security firm CrowdStrike and Dragos, a company that specializes in protecting industrial control systems (ICS), announced on Tuesday a strategic partnership whose goal is to provide comprehensive cybersecurity services.

Joint customers will benefit from a combination of CrowdStrike’s assessment, preparedness and incident response services and Dragos’ expertise in protecting ICS. The offering is designed to help critical infrastructure and other organizations secure their systems against sophisticated threats.

CrowdStrike and Dragos announce new partnership

Customers will be provided proactive enterprise security services through CrowdStrike’s Falcon platform, compilation and correlation of ICS security events via the Dragos platform, and expertise for preventing, assessing and responding to ICS incidents.

The partnership will also offer comprehensive enterprise and industry intelligence, and improved awareness, visibility and protection against threats that pose a serious risk to organizations using both networked endpoints and industrial devices.

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“At CrowdStrike, we track a wide array of adversaries going after critical infrastructure with incredibly sophisticated attack methods and tools. In order to stop these breaches, it’s important to combine domain knowledge of the industrial threat landscape, actionable intelligence, advanced security services and endpoint protection technology,” said Thomas Etheridge, vice president of services at CrowdStrike. “We are thrilled to partner with Dragos, a company that brings unrivalled expertise in ICS/SCADA systems to offer joint customers improved security planning, awareness, visibility, and exceptionally fast response to incidents.”

“Current security solutions are blind to how adversaries breach industrial systems and disrupt critical operations. Together, CrowdStrike and Dragos leverage proven human expertise, adversary intelligence and unrivaled technology to uniquely equip our customers with a full understanding of the enterprise and industrial threat landscape,” said Ben Miller, director of Threat Operations at Dragos.

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Eduard Kovacs (@EduardKovacs) is a contributing editor at SecurityWeek. He worked as a high school IT teacher for two years before starting a career in journalism as Softpedia’s security news reporter. Eduard holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial informatics and a master’s degree in computer techniques applied in electrical engineering.