Remote control cyber attacks on industrial sites and critical infrastructure are no longer a hypothetical threat. When malicious attackers gain access to an industrial control system they are able to sabotage industrial control and safety processes, leading to costly outages, damaged equipment, threats to personnel safety and even environmental disasters. More specifically, the threat of targeted ransomware is a grave concern for industrial sites. A targeted attack is one where a remote attacker penetrates a target network and strategically plants malware to cause maximum disruption by encrypting the most important files and machines. Unlike IT networks, when industrial operations are affected, there is no restoring “from backup” of lost production or of equipment damaged by emergency shutdown procedures.
For this reason, Dor Alon Energy selected Waterfall Security Solutions, a global leader in cybersecurity technologies for critical infrastructure and industrial control systems, to deploy Unidirectional Security Gateways in a new private power plant that is being built in Kiryat Gat, Israel. The new cogeneration power center will be supplying 75 megawatts of electricity to the entire Kiryat Gat industrial zone and the Sugat sugar manufacturing plant specifically.
Ilan Schweitzer Dor Alon Energy’s electrical ad I&C manager observes that “The Unidirectional Gateways provide absolute protection from remote cyber attacks by replicating Siemens SPPA-T3000 system via hardware-enforced unidirectional technology for purposes of secure remote turbine monitoring. By deploying Waterfall Security’s Unidirectional Security Gateways throughout the cogeneration power center, Dor Alon Energy will benefit from safe and reliable IT/OT integration, real-time visibility into operations for production billing, optimization and central security monitoring for the critical production network, as well as comply with national cyber regulations applicable to industrial manufacturing sites“.
With Waterfall Unidirectional Security Gateways in place, Dor Energy can be confident of leveraging the business benefits of real-time visibility into operations while reliably defeating remote network attacks, no matter how sophisticated. Unidirectional Gateways replace firewalls in industrial network environments, providing absolute protection to industrial control system and operations networks from attacks originating on external networks. Upon deploying Unidirectional Gateways, critical infrastructure and industrial sites enjoy safe and reliable IT/OT integration, vendor and cloud services access, and remote monitoring.
About Dor Alon Energy
Dor Alon Energy in Israel (1988) Ltd. and its subsidiaries are engaged in the installation, development, and operation of petrol stations and associated commercial centers, the marketing of petroleum products, and electric power generation. The Company operates its business in three segments: United States energy; Israel retail, and Israel energy. Additionally, the Company is engaged in the infrastructure industry and is also a partner in natural gas exploration on the Israeli coast. In the United States, the Company markets gasoline via approximately 950 gas stations and manages a network of convenience stores. For more information, visit https://www.doralon.co.il/
About Waterfall Security Solutions
Waterfall Security Solutions is the OT security company – a global leader in industrial cybersecurity technology. Waterfall products, based on its innovative unidirectional security gateway technology, represent an evolutionary alternative to firewalls. The company’s expanding portfolio of customers includes national infrastructures, power plants, nuclear plants, offshore oil and gas facilities, refineries, manufacturing plants, rail networks, international airports utility companies, and many more. Deployed throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Waterfall products support the widest range of leading industrial remote monitoring platforms, applications, databases and protocols in the market. For more information, visit www.waterfall-security.com