Dragos's Industrial Cybersecurity Capabilities Contribute...

Dragos's Industrial Cybersecurity Capabilities Contribute Significantly to The Smart Factory @ Wichita Facility by Deloitte

Manufacturing Technology Insights | Monday, July 26, 2021

Dragos becomes a founding sponsor of The Smart Factory @ Wichita to protect the manufacturing industry's next generation.

FREMONT, CA: Dragos, Inc., the global leader in cybersecurity for industrial control systems (ICS)/operational technology (OT) environments, sponsors The Smart Factory @ Wichita, Deloitte's new Industry 4.0 immersive experience center.

Dragos collaborates with Deloitte as a founding sponsor to protect and enable manufacturers to quickly adopt advanced Industry 4.0 technologies that allow new business models and increase quality, productivity, and sustainability. The Dragos Platform is deployed in The Smart Factory @ Wichita and showcased throughout the experience as cybersecurity topics and OT monitoring use cases are addressed. Dragos's integration into the smart factory ecosystem," including OT asset management and advanced analytics” will also be highlighted during the experience.

There is collaboration between Koch Industries subsidiary Infor, Koch manufacturing subsidiaries INVISTA and Georgia Pacific, and Koch portfolio companies such as Dragos. Additionally, visitors to The Smart Factory @ Wichita collaborate with Dragos in the Infor Garage. The Infor Garage will provide a dedicated collaborative space for exploring case studies and use cases and co-innovation of new solutions for more innovative supply chains, asset management, maintenance, and operations.

“Of the customers Dragos worked with on security assessments in 2020, 90 percent lacked visibility into their OT assets. In addition to this lack of critical visibility, manufacturing leaders must contend with increasing exposure to cyberthreats and the ongoing threat of high-profile cybersecurity incidents,”  says Jon Lavender, Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder, Dragos Inc. “The Smart Factory @ Wichita by Deloitte will help customers better understand this link between ICS/OT cybersecurity and the advancement of new, transformative manufacturing technologies.”

The Smart Factory @ Wichita is a highly connected, digitized manufacturing facility that leverages artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and robotics to assist businesses in manufacturing products, creating new business value unlocking data-driven insights and automating or eliminating business processes. These technologies enable people to work more productively, efficiently, and securely while improving their work quality and overall safety. The Smart Factory @ Wichita brings digital transformation to life by demonstrating how existing technologies can be combined with innovations, igniting a conversation about how businesses can accelerate their journeys toward scalable and sustainable capabilities.

“We are thrilled to have Dragos on board as a founding sponsor of The Smart Factory @ Wichita to accelerate the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies and the value it can bring to manufacturers across their business ecosystem,” says Stephen Laaper, Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “The Dragos Platform, developed by their recognized ICS/OT industry specialists, will be seen in action on the factory floor. In addition, the industry knowledge Dragos brings to the manufacturing cybersecurity environment will enhance the experience and outcome available to clients that walk through the factory doors, accelerating the speed and adoption of digital transformation for their organization.”

The Smart Factory @ Wichita is a 60,000-square-foot sustainable space located on the Innovation Campus of Wichita State University. The Smart Factory features a fully operational production line and hands-on labs for developing and exploring innovative capabilities for intelligent factories.

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