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 some urgency.
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 compromised.”
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 networks.”
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