The following is NOT a verbatim copy of a press release. I have removed the more egregious flackery and puffery and included some comments...
VERANO RELAUNCHES AS INDUSTRIAL DEFENDER INC. TO FIGHT INCREASING GLOBAL SECURITY THREATS TO CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURES
Industrial Defender, Inc., previously known as Verano, Inc., today announced its company name change, signified by the launch of what they claim is the world's first completely integrated cyber security solution for critical infrastructures. According to the company, Industrial Defender's new Cyber Risk Protection Lifecycle solution culminates years of experience in protecting critical infrastructure systems in the power, water, energy, transportation and chemical industries. Based on its flagship Industrial Defender technology suite the complete cyber security solution now includes a three-pronged "Defense in Depth" approach to securing real-time process control/SCADA environments. To assess risk, Industrial Defender offers comprehensive cyber security consulting services, followed by the Industrial Defender technology suite that is deployed to mitigate risk. The final element of the Defense in Depth strategy is the company's new Co-Managed Security Service (CMSS) which provides outsourced risk management to monitor and remediate cyber security threats. CMSS is now fully integrated into the Industrial Defender offering, completing the company's Cyber Risk Protection Lifecycle platform.* "With nearly two decades of experience in the process control/SCADA environment and all of the security components in place now, Industrial Defender is the only company that can fully protect these industrial environments against increasing cyber security threats and meet upcoming global regulatory compliance deadlines," said Brian M. Ahern, president and CEO of Industrial Defender. "The return on investment of Industrial Defender is the cost savings that one cyber attack might have on a critical infrastructure system." In recent history, many process control/SCADA issues have impacted critical infrastructures, costing millions of dollars and risks to public safety. Propagated by a failed critical infrastructure control system, the Northeastern U.S.-Canada blackout of 2003 had a $6 billion economic impact and affected more than 50 million people. More recently, a teenage hacker shut down a major shipping port in Houston, halting all inbound and outbound traffic. Critical infrastructure systems also face threats from computer virus proliferation. In 2003, the Davis-Besse nuclear plant's safety monitoring system was shut down for more than five hours by the Slammer Worm. Fortunately the nuclear units were offline however if they had been operational there would have existed the possibility of compromising public safety. With more than 60 process control/SCADA security assessments and more than 1,100 Industrial Defender deployments in this environment, Industrial Defender is the expert (but certainly not the only one --ed.) in protecting these types of critical infrastructure systems. In addition, 150 process control and SCADA networks in 21 countries are co-managed by CMSS. Organizations such as Avista Utilities, City of Boca Raton, Constellation Energy, Drax, DuPont, PPL Generation LLC, RWE and Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association trust Industrial Defender to protect their real-time control environments, along with organizations globally, including:
- · Network power to more than 1.6 million customers in Australia
- · One in five power plants in the United Kingdom· The largest single power plant in Western Europe· The longest and most advanced metro line in Europe, estimated to carry more than 90-million passengers annually
· One of the largest chemical companies in the world[Editor's note: If you don't name the customer, it doesn't mean anything...so who are these customers and why don't you name them? Or leave them out of your press release entirely?]