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Nozomi Networks partners with Top Cyber Incident Responders

Edgard Capdevielle

The Elite Cyber Defenders program combines Nozomi Networks AI-powered OT and IoT monitoring and detection technologies with the expert skills and services of the world’s top incident response organizations. 

Nozomi Networks has announced Accenture Security, IBM Security and Mandiant (now part of Google Cloud) as the new participants in its new Elite Cyber Defenders Program. The program enables the leading global incident response organizations with Nozomi Networks’ OT and IoT cybersecurity solutions, advanced security training, shared threat intelligence and joint security research. This technology-led, collaborative initiative provides global industrial and government customers with access to the strongest possible cybersecurity defense tools, expert-trained incident response teams, and cutting-edge threat intelligence curated specifically for operational technology environments. 

A recent World Economic Forum survey finds the cybersecurity skills gap has grown wider in the last 12 months. 59% of the businesses surveyed acknowledge skills shortages would make it difficult to respond to a cybersecurity incident. Attacks on manufacturing and energy represented more than 35% of all attacks observed in 2022 according to IBM’s 2023 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index. Manufacturing remained the top attacked industry for the second year in a row.

“When it comes to protecting critical infrastructure in the face of an attack, accurate and timely information, full system visibility and expert response can make the difference in minutes or hours, vs. days, weeks or months of system downtime and remediation. Nozomi Networks’ Elite Cyber Defenders program brings the industry’s most purpose-built detection technology, threat intelligence and incident response teams together for the best possible defense, without compromise,” said Edgard Capdevielle, CEO, Nozomi Networks. 


“The heightened geopolitical landscape is fueling a resurgence of cyberattacks from groups who are more structured and destructive – and targeting high value critical infrastructure. Having more certified Nozomi Networks engineers than anyone coupled with the Elite Cyber Defenders program will address a critical need as our clients look to manage these cyber risks. Combined with our deep OT incident response services that are integrated into our Managed Extended Detection and Response capability means we can immediately help organizations proactively strengthen their overall cyber resilience,” said Jim Guinn, Global Cyber Industry (including OT/IoT) Lead at Accenture.

“Critical infrastructure organizations are at the eye of the storm when it comes to cyberattacks. The potential for immediate impact across society due to a security incident on industrial systems, makes it all the more important that the security industry works together on incident response readiness. By integrating X-Force’s OT Incident Response expertise with Nozomi Networks’ market leading OT Security capabilities, we’re doing just that – arming our defenders with technology built to enhance speed, visibility and efficiency to act in their response and recovery for industrial clients,” said Charles Henderson, Head, IBM Security X-Force.

Mandiant (now part of Google Cloud) “Mandiant is excited to partner with Nozomi Networks to provide our customers with a comprehensive incident response solution. Nozomi Networks’ network visibility platform provides critical context for Mandiant’s incident response experts, helping them to quickly identify and contain threats. This partnership will help our customers to better protect their critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks,” said Charles Carmakal, CTO, Mandiant Consulting.

The Elite Cyber Defenders Program will bring together IBM’s incident response capabilities and expertise and Nozomi Networks’ deep OT/IoT experience from the process automation field and thorough knowledge to support organizations. With the Elite Cyber Defenders Program, participating members will aim to further enhance their collaboration in areas such as incident response, research and threat intelligence sharing on cloud, IT, OT and IoT.

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