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Schneider Electric Chooses RunSafe to Protect HMI Products
Over the past several years, Hackers Arise has noted that attackers target ICS/SCADA systems in two primary areas:
- Attack the protocols (modbus, DNP3, etc);
- Attack the Human Machine Interface (HMI).
Though both types of attacks can be devastating, attacking the HMI can lead to full compromise of your entire operational technology.
What is HMI and Why Is It Important to Industrial Security?
In most SCADA/ICS installations, there is a dedicated system for managing and monitoring the industrial system. Most people in the industry refer to this as the human machine interface or HMI. This system is crucial to the management of the industrial system but also can be a critical vector for attackers.
A common way to attack the HMI system is through a buffer overflow or similar memory corruption attack. Once an attacker gains control of the HMI system, according to Hackers Arise, he or she owns the industrial network resulting in any number of unknown malicious activities, such as disabling sensors and alarms, increasing temperature and pressure, altering the mix of concentration of chemicals, altering the ladder logic, and disabling controls.
How to Protect HMI Products
This is why RunSafe industrial customers have turned to us to help protect their HMI products. In fact, recently after extensive testing and evaluation, Schneider Electric’s Industrial Automation team has settled on RunSafe Security’s advanced cybersecurity solution to protect its HMI product line.
Now, Schneider and its distributors can offer customers protections against the most common and most devastating exploits without changing system performance or slowing down developers.
“Schneider’s HMI Product is a perfect use case for RunSafe technology. It’s Linux-based software and Schneider’s customers require a high level of cyber resilience to protect critical infrastructure,” said Joe Saunders, Founder & CEO of RunSafe. “We’re excited to support Schneider and its customers in an effort to make the world a safer place by eliminating the exploitability of memory-based vulnerabilities in software code.”
Protect Your Software Against Vulnerabilities
RunSafe’s patented technology, RunSafe Code, protects against known and unknown vulnerabilities – without changing original software functionality and without slowing down software development – even when a patch is not available. RunSafe Code is integrated at build time for protection at run time.
Try Code for free today and stop hackers from exploiting memory-related vulnerabilities lurking within your code.