Cybersecurity, Compliance and Industrial Computing Solutions for Rail
FoxGuard Solutions is an operational technology company that delivers reliable, secure, and configurable solutions to solve technology and compliance challenges faced by critical infrastructure entities. With over three decades of experience, our team focuses on delivering customized Cybersecurity, Compliance, and Industrial Computing solutions.
FoxGuard has over 38 years of experience in the design, manufacture, and lifecycle management of industrial Human Machine Interface (HMIs), Historians, and SCADA devices to offer field-tested solutions created specifically for Industrial Control System (ICS) environments. FoxGuard has over 14 years of experience in designing and delivering validated patch management and deployment solutions to leading ICS vendors, asset-owners, and asset-operators. In addition, FoxGuard has over 14 years of cyber security consultation and architecture design expertise in the areas of vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, incident response, disaster recovery and continuing operations planning, and vulnerability mitigation. By leveraging our experience and expertise, we support asset owners in mitigating cybersecurity risks and addressing related regulatory compliance requirements. FoxGuard is currently working with 222 companies in 43 states and 34 countries to assist with their cybersecurity and compliance program requirements.
FoxGuard employs over 100 educated, certified, and experienced employees who design and implement these programs in the industrial control systems space.
FoxGuard supports its customers’ needs with technical expertise, experience in industrial settings, and a process-driven commitment to quality and efficiency. By providing unparalleled service and flexibility from consultation through delivery, FoxGuard provides value so that our customers are able to focus on their core competencies and more successfully create, innovate, and excel in their markets. Moreover, as an ISO 9001:2015, as well as ISO 27001:2013, certified organization, FoxGuard maintains a series of full-scale validation lab environments with an inventory of ICS vendor hardware and software including the following:
- Human Machine Interface (HMIs)
- Historian Systems
- Remote Monitoring Systems
- Turbine Controllers
- Network Switches and Routers
- Firewall and UTM Devices
- SCADA Application Packages
- Field Devices
- Transient Cyber Assets (TCA)
- Electronic Monitoring and Control Systems (EMCS)
- ICS Software Supply Chain Management
- Substation Hardened Servers
Cyber Security Solutions
FoxGuard Solutions designs and builds cyber security solutions that assist critical infrastructure partners with the creation and sustainability of their cyber security or compliance programs. Our solutions are designed to meet your needs and address each system or application you deem necessary for increased cyber security needs. Examples of programs FoxGuard has deployed include:
Patch & Vulnerability Management
Patch management is the most important and critical compared to other processes in order to safeguard the servers and endpoints, networked and vendor products integrated into the environment, including patching the software, a key piece of the puzzle. Eight basic best practices are our pillars to proper PM:
- Asset inventory (H/W & S/W)
- Proper assessment of risk levels to systems (prioritization)
- Consolidation of software inventory and versions
- Proactive and up to date with vendor patch releases
- Mitigation of patch exceptions
- Testing patches for integrity and authenticity before application
- Delivery methodology
- Time-sensitive awareness and application
FoxGuard Solutions works with its customers to create and manage their patch and vulnerability management programs. All of our customers require the solution to be managed and supported as an air-gapped solution. In most cases, our customers do not actually patch their systems unless it is deemed most critical. The key is to 1) know your assets, 2) know your vulnerabilities and risks and 3) define and build rigorous processes to be able to safely and securely address risk via patch or other mitigating steps when required.
Network Engineering / Anomaly Detection Engineering
FoxGuard Solutions will work with you to evaluate and improve your network awareness and security. This can include anything from hardening of your current network to evaluation, testing, and deploying of NIDS or Anomaly Detection Solutions.
FoxGuard will work with your team to walk down all your networks, review our asset inventory documentation, and update any missing documentation. We also have strong relationships with the key ICS asset management solutions on the market and can assist you with the selection and deployment of a new asset management system if needed.
Monitoring your core control system configuration over time can be a huge challenge. FoxGuard Solutions has configured and deployed asset change detection solutions to plants all over the world. Our programs are designed for ICS environments and give you much-needed visibility.
Pulling all your logs into a central location can greatly improve the visibility of your network and equipment. This can be 100% air-gapped. We would simply find ways to gather logs by zone to make sure you have full visibility when needed.
Automating the backup process for anything you can backup can save you a lot of pain if a configuration is lost or a system goes down.
Additionally, FoxGuard Solutions offers cybersecurity services and engineering services to help you increase your cyber security capabilities across your enterprise. Examples of services we offer today include cyber vulnerability assessment, system hardening, and compliance review or program build.