McAfee, NEC Form Industrial Computer Security Team; Tom Moore Comments

cybersecurityNEC, an information technology products provider, has picked a McAfee embedded security platform to safeguard NEC’s industrial automation system products against cyber threats.

McAfee’s Embedded Control technology works by running trusted applications on computing devices that are installed at a factory or a remotely located facility, McAfee said Wednesday.

The McAfee software will be integrated into NEC’s line of industrial computers and equipment, McAfee says.

“We’re working with NEC to ensure that the world’s factories don’t sit idle because of a cyber-attack and that businesses’ maintain control of their intellectual property,” said Tom Moore, McAfee vice president for worldwide embedded sales.

Embedded Control works to minimize the risk for zero-day attacks and in-field breakage and alerts facility managers of any system security issues, according to McAfee.

“Security is an essential requirement to protect industrial systems ranging from controlling devices to wide-area networks,” said Atsumi Aoyagi, senior manager of NEC’s smart device business marketing division.

The software is also built with change control, white-listing and memory protection features.

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