Satnews Daily
November 14th, 2018

RigNet's Enhanced Cyber Services for Energy Now Includes a Darktrace Platform

Cyber security is the need to ensure security to companies that are particularly attractive to those whose intentions, shall we say, are not honorable. To that end RigNet is stepping up to introduce its system security system for energy companies.

RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNET), a provider of customized communications services, introduces its Enhanced Cyber Services (ECS); the first offering is tailored to improve data and system security for energy companies by providing real-time threat detection, network visualization, and advanced investigative capabilities.

RigNet's ECS will enable customers to work with a single vendor that augments their existing cybersecurity personnel, which can substantially reduce OPEX when compared with the cost of hiring cybersecurity professionals. Working in conjunction with RigNet's security operation center (SOC), ECS will employ advanced intrusion-prevention tools to continuously monitor cyber threats.

RigNet President and CEO, Steven Pickett said among the tools their ECS will be using is a platform from artificial intelligence (AI) pioneer Darktrace, the world leader in cyber AI for cyber-threat detection and cyber-attack defense. The capabilities Darktrace gives them along with Cyphre, their advanced data-encryption technology, enables RigNet to provide O&G customers the most complete suite of cyber-security services for the protection of their data and networks.

RigNet is a global technology company providing customized communications services, applications, real-time machine learning, and cybersecurity solutions to enhance customer decision-making and business performance. RigNet delivers a digital transformation bundle that accelerates technology adoption and empowers customers to be always connected, always secure, and always learning.

Gary Szukalski, Chief Channel Management Officer at Darktrace stated that Darktrace's partnership with RigNet is coming at a critical time. The increasing convergence of IT and OT environments is dramatically expanding the threat surface of industrial control systems, while threats to SCADA are increasingly advanced. Organizations will now be able to benefit jointly from RigNet's expertise in the oil and gas and maritime industries and Darktrace's world-leading cyber AI. Not only will this partnership help companies support and augment existing security teams, but by detecting and combating cyber-threats in real-time, attacks can be stopped before they do damage.

RigNet is headquartered in Houston, Texas with operations around the world.