NanoLock Announces General Availability of OT Defender to Secure Critical Infrastructure from Insider Threats, Cyber Attacks, and Human Errors

NanoLock Security, a leading provider of device-level, zero-trust OT protection for industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, and critical infrastructure industries, today announced the general availability of OT Defender for North American customers.

NanoLock’s OT Defender is an industrial cybersecurity solution that protects the integrity of industrial manufacturing companies and Operational Technology (OT) assets from unauthorized access and changes, whether it’s by outsiders, insiders, third-parties or human errors.

Cyberattacks on OT/ICS (Industrial Control Systems) in U.S. critical infrastructure are rapidly increasing in numbers, frequency and sophistication. Multi plant operations are especially at risk as these facilities manage complex distributed networks in different locations, operate a combination of legacy and new equipment, and may have technicians with remote access privileges and a large number of third party providers.

The alarming rise in attacks has led to an urgent need for zero-trust cyber protection at the device level and ushered in new OT/ICS regulations and guidance specific to industrial devices used in critical infrastructure and industrial operations. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has called for the “protection of individual OT components [devices] from exploitation” in recent guidance. According to Gartner® “through 2026, 75% of organizations with a formal zero trust strategy will explicitly exclude their CPS in production or mission-critical environments.”