Grosvenor Engineering Group has partnered with Seattle-based cyber disruptor Tempered Networks to launch Grosvenor Cyber Solutions in Australia and New Zealand.
Grosvenor Cyber Solutions (GCS) provides a cloaking security technology offered as a managed service provider. The service targets operational technology (OT) ecosystems owned by large corporate businesses, government organisations and property owners who are concerned about cyber risk and managing assets more securely.
Tempered Networks’ technology offers scalable and quick deployment enabling suppliers, vendors and employees secure remote access globally.
“[Grosvenor] identified a wide gap in security for operational technology networks within our customer base,” says Nicholas Lianos, managing director at Grosvenor. “GCS is focused on protecting buildings on a mass scale. It is also the fundamental starting point for analytics and OT network maintenance services that Grosvenor now offers to property owners,” he adds.
The technology operates on a secure networking protocol called Host Identity Protocol and provides micro-segmentation, with a fully zero-trust security posture, supported by unique digital 2048-bit cryptographic ID military grade certificates and multi-factor authentication.
Australia-based Grosvenor is the first company in the ANZ region to partner with Tempered Networks and has exclusive distribution and marketing rights to promote the cyber security technology solution in this region.
“Nearly every building owner has multiple vendors and remote access, but no security,” says Cal Jeffrey of Tempered Networks. “The emergence of internet connected buildings is creating tremendous risk as they seek more efficient and profitable operations.”
Key features of GCS include securing and cloaking all IT/OT networks, secure remote access for employees working from home and protection of assets and intellectual property, data and people. It is fully managed and saves capital expenditure by providing set cash flow and liquidity for building owners. It can integrate into any building. Buildings are centrally managed and secured through a single connection to reduce cyber risk and improve overall security posture.