Digital Infrastructure Advisors are launching a new service to address serious risks, which are currently being widely overlooked within the Data Centre industry. The specialists will deploy the Darktrace Cyber AI platform as a Darktrace Certified Partner, concentrating on the potentially exposed Facility Critical Infrastructure Networks (FCINs) that surround a Data Centre.
The move brings together the Darktrace
expertise in protecting corporate and industrial networks, with Digital
Infrastructure Advisors’ experience in the Data Centre sector.
One of a Data Centre’s biggest weaknesses
is insufficient protection from Cyber threats, and many remain vulnerable to
security breaches. This could prove extremely damaging if not addressed with
Despite the increasingly critical role
these Data Centres play in business, and arguably because of their progressive
size and complexity, they are often underserved from a security perspective.
One of a number of FCINs common to every Data Centre, is the network that
supports its building systems. This includes security systems, access control,
power, cooling, IoT devices & sensors, fire & life safety systems,
remote monitoring tools, building management systems, as well as control
systems on multiple networks, which have many protocols and platforms such as
BacNet, ModBus, SCADA, TCPIP, and others.
This network offers a ‘back door’ for
hackers and rogue insiders to compromise the ICT infrastructure they support,
leading to downtime, breached security and broken SLAs.
Digital Infrastructure Advisors CEO Mike
West says, “The hackers themselves are becoming ever more sophisticated and are
broadening their targets. We see increasing threats to Data Centres, with a
worrying number of examples of utilities and industrial facilities being
Darktrace spokesperson Sam Alderman-Miller comments, “We have a global ‘Solutions for Industry Challenges’ programme and at the current time there is an opportunity for Digital Infrastructure Advisors to establish a leadership position in the Data Centre Industry and take advantage of our ‘proof of value’ trials to establish the value of the Darktrace Enterprise Immune System and demonstrate a ‘step change’ in the security of the Data Centre facilities throughout its global network.”
Mike West agrees, “We have recognised a
key vulnerability in the Data Centre sector. We identified that Darkspace is
unique in the self-learning Enterprise and Industrial Cyber solutions it
offers. Working together, we are uniquely placed to support already
overstretched security and IT teams in protecting every corner of their
In order to prove its value, Digital
Infrastructure Advisors will provide a free thirty-day report on the complete
Cyber situation within a Data Centre’s building systems network, to those who
take up the offer of a free trial of the Darktrace solution.