Cyber Security Solutions for Critical Infrastructure

To ensure networks resilience, public utilities and other critical infrastructure are looking to use network digital twins to replicate their environments and understand the impact of cyber threats. 

EXata Network Modeling – Critical Infrastructure (EXata CPS) was developed to offer a unique solution for network planners, analysts, IT technicians, and communication specialists to create software models of all types of communication networks. EXata CPS is integrated with OPAL-RT’s HYPERSIM or RT-LABS simulator on the same hardware to offer a complete real-time cyberphysical solution for the development, testing, and assessment of electrical grids with communication networks.

Securing Cyber Physical Systems

EXata supports the creation of network digital twins to improve the efficiency of their infrastructure systems while advancing the reliability of their grid. EXata CPS integrates with OPAL-RT power simulators to allow synchronized emulation of communication systems and power grid components.

  • Assess the effectiveness of tools, techniques, and architectures to protect SCADA systems from diverse cyber threats
  • Analyze and visualize network state and attacks without threatening operations
  • Measure and improve system resiliency and mission assurance

Innovative SCADA Cybersecurity Training

Explore our unique solution for protecting critical infrastructure using EXata EXata CPS, and our Network Defense Trainer (NDT). NDT leverages EXata CPS network modeling capabilities and provides additional capabilities to identify and log human actions, correlating those actions with cyber-attack progression, network performance, and cyber-physical system behavior.

  • Understand the impact of cyber-attacks on critical SCADA operations
  • Predict the complex interactions between cyber-attacks, defensive actions, and Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Safely train operators to prevent or contain cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure

Benefits of EXata CPS Emulator

Operators such as the New York Power Authority (NYPA), along with others, have successfully implemented the EXata solution to improve the efficiency of their infrastructure systems, while at the same time advancing the reliability of their grid.

  • Scalability to represent the entire network while respecting timing constraints
  • Run "what-if" scenarios of control systems under cyber-attack without threatening operations
  • Assess the effectiveness of tools, techniques, and architectures to ensure system availability
  • Measure and improve system resiliency, and develop plans to mitigate risks from cyber attacks

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