You need to build and deploy your project on time and on budget. You've been told to use "best practices" cybersecurity. You want to be sure that your system security will measure up in the real world. You’re suspicious that legacy solutions won't do. Developing systems has always been a daunting task. Providing needed features and meeting schedules, while maintaining quality requires planning, flexibility, talent, and determination. This is particularly true for mission critical applications where the costs, both financial and for safety, are high for any failures. Systems managed by controls often fall into the mission critical category, or are built to the same standard. Adding new requirements of high-level cybersecurity for the controls to ensure that failure is not due to a cyberattack, only makes the task of system development all the more challenging.
What is the right solution for ensuring cybersecurity for your system? Do you have your people develop your own solution for your application? This would require special cybersecurity skills that your team may not posses. More likely, the best alternative is to use some solution from cybersecurity experts to ensure the highest level of cybersecurity. But what cybersecurity technology to use?
A wide variety of communications protocols and technologies are available for use in controls. Many are standard in industries. But, one thing they all have in common is that they were specified before the kind of security we expect today was known. These legacy technologies don’t provide the needed security today, and can’t be modified to do so. Furthermore, IT/data cybersecurity techniques are poorly matched to the controls environment. Only communications technologies with built-in security foundations can provide the hardened controls that will stand up to attacks today and in the future.
Here at Cognoscenti Systems we focus solely on the network security for controls. We bring decades of experience in both controls and cybersecurity to the problem of securing controls. Our novel technology is built using fundamental cybersecurity principles, so it will stand the test of time. Our proven technology, ControlMQ™, will provide the needed security and performance, now and in the future. No need for specialized cybersecurity skills on your team.
The ControlMQ developer toolkit includes a framework and SIDL compiler that provide ‘C’ code headers and libs. Write interfaces message specifications with the SIDL language, generate ‘C’ client and server stubs, compile and link with your controls applications. The ControlMQ™ runtime environment is deployed to Linux environments as a daemon process that is controlled by a simple ASCII config file. Installation and configuration tools make provisioning systems quick and accurate.