Herndon, VA ● Washington, DC (12 August 2013) — The Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC) announced today that Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions (RTCS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), has joined as a supporting member in a collaborative endeavor to advance cybersecurity for critical infrastructure.
The ICS-ISAC is a knowledge-sharing center where stakeholders in the Industrial Control System community come together to work on cybersecurity risks, threats and mitigations. The Center is leading development of a Situational Awareness Reference Architecture (SARA); an effort RTCS is substantially contributing to.
“Industrial Control Systems handle information that is critical to public safety, system reliability, and economic success,” said Ed Hammersla, Chief Operating Officer of RTCS. “Joining the ICS-ISAC enables RTCS to better understand and contribute to fulfilling the ongoing security and information sharing requirements that organizations that manage critical infrastructure must address.”
“Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions brings innovative technologies and rich capabilities to the challenges of building and operating cyber physical systems,” said Chris Blask, ICS-ISAC Chair. “We welcome RTCS’ involvement with the ICS ISAC community; this speaks well for their commitment to securing our shared infrastructure.”
RTCS (www.trustedcs.com) products are designed to enable secure access and transfer of sensitive information for government, intelligence community, civilian, and corporate entities in the US and around the globe, including 5 Eyes nations and NATO. With over a decade and a half of proven success, RTCS is the global leader in cross domain solutions. RTCS products continue to strike the right balance between information protection and information sharing.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
About the ICS-ISAC
The Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ICS-ISAC) is a member driven organization supported by valued industry partners. It exists to bring together key stakeholders for the purpose of sharing knowledge about risks, threats and best practices across our shared critical infrastructure. The Center was created to provide the ICS community with a common platform where collaboration can be performed in an environment best suited to the needs of all involved parties.
Interested organizations, researchers, vendors, and asset owners can become a part of the Industrial Control System Information Sharing and Analysis Center at http://ics-isac.org. For more information follow the ICS-ISAC on Twitter @ICSISAC and join our LinkedIn Group.