- To scale its service delivery, Xage has partnered with Global System Integrators (GSIs), starting with HCL Technologies.
- Partnerships with global system integrators and strategic hiring both enhance service capabilities, allowing zero trust adoption to scale on a worldwide level.
Xage, the zero-trust real-world security company, announced the launch of Xage Cybersecurity Services, which aims to accelerate cyber security transformation and assist operators in meeting security standards ahead of compliance deadlines. Amit Pawar, who was appointed as the vice president of the business’s Consulting and Services division, brings decades of expertise in planning and implementing cybersecurity initiatives for industrial operators.
Partnerships with global system integrators and strategic hiring enhance service capabilities, allowing zero trust adoption to scale worldwide.
Critical infrastructure being a prime target for cybercriminals, operators are under constant pressure to protect at-risk systems. Only recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) modified its security rules for pipeline operators and gave them a deadline of 90 days to submit a cybersecurity implementation plan.
To properly incorporate novel security measures – such as zero trust – into pre-existing plans, every operation, regardless of the industry, may require independent expertise. Outside consultants also assist operators in defending against recent risks and comply with regulatory regulations.
Duncan Greatwood, CEO of Xage, said, “Our objective is to cyber-harden critical infrastructure against growing threats, and Xage has deep experience securing operational technology (OT) and OT-IT environments in compliance with the newest regulatory requirements. For example, we’ve helped some of North America’s largest oil and gas pipeline operators obtain TSA compliance approval across thousands of sites. While there is a clear urgency to adopt proactive cybersecurity approaches such as zero trust, bringing modern security to existing systems is not easy. We’re expanding our capabilities and welcoming Amit to the team to provide critical infrastructure operators with the expert assessment, design, and implementation services they need to achieve protection and compliance.”
To scale its service delivery, Xage has partnered with Global System Integrators (GSIs), starting with HCL Technologies. The global presence of HCL and its extensive industrial and cybersecurity experience, combined with Xage’s expertise in zero trust for real-world operations, will enable organizations responsible for critical infrastructure to accelerate their transition to proactive cyber-defence strategies.
The following are some of the skills offered by Xage Services as part of its entire lifecycle of consulting and worldwide implementation work:
Assess: Xage analyzes and evaluates all existing systems and networks, comparing them for vulnerabilities and gaps against existing government laws.
Design: Following the assessment, Xage builds a road map and an implementation strategy to satisfy the goals and compliance requirements. Additionally, Xage outlines technologies and solutions depending on the gaps.
Implement: After an implementation plan is agreed upon, Xage supports businesses through adoption. For those pipeline operators who want to follow TSA guidelines for their operations in North America, the process comprises developing and maintaining an incident response plan.
Support: Following the implementation of cybersecurity controls according to a TSA-approved plan, Xage covers ongoing maintenance and improvements by conducting continuous reviews and providing SLA-based operational support. This support will also include ongoing implementation assessment programs.