Bechtel establishes cybersecurity lab for industrial control systems

Responding to increasing cyber threats to industrial controls and supervisory control and data acquisition systems, Reston, VA-based Bechtel announced on March 2 the opening of a new cyber security lab aimed at protecting equipment and software that control complex government facilities, power plants, chemical plants, and other large-scale critical infrastructure.

The lab will also leverage Bechtel’s proven experience in designing and implementing National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework (NIST-RMF) solutions for its government customers.

“The ability to access and control these systems over the Internet, while increasing efficiency, has also exposed some vulnerabilities. There is a dark side to the Internet of Things,” said Chad Hartman, program director in Bechtel’s government services business. “By using innovative solutions, this lab will give us the ability to test and secure critical systems in a safe environment, which translates into more secure, and resilient equipment for our customers.”

Source: Bechtel