Industrial Networks Firm adds the Inventor of Tofino Firewall to team
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 24, 2019 — Veracity Industrial Networks, a developer of Industrial SDN-based technology for operational networks, announced the addition of Eric Byres to the team. Byres is a recognized expert in the field of SCADA/ICS and IIoT security and is very experienced in controls engineering, security research and corporate management.
Byres is best known for inventing and successfully commercializing the Tofino Firewall, the world’s most widely deployed ICS security appliance. He has received numerous awards for his research and his work on ISA and IEC committees for industrial security standards.
“We are very happy to have Eric Byres join our team,” said Paul Myer, Veracity’s CEO. “He brings a vision and expertise that is just what Veracity needs to continue to stay at the cutting edge of ICS technology.”
Before starting Tofino, Eric founded the British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) Critical Infrastructure Security Centre. He shaped it into a leading academic facility in the field of SCADA security, culminating in a SANS Institute Security Leadership Award in 2006.
“I’m pleased to be working with Veracity, as they have a unique technology that is compatible with some of the designs I have created in the past,” said Byres. “Veracity has the right solution for companies and government agencies involved in the operation of critical infrastructure.”
Eric has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Professional Engineer (P. Eng.).
About Veracity Industrial Networks
Veracity delivers a resilient, secure industrial network that provides an on-premises, centralized configuration, control, and monitoring solution that tracks all connected devices and their communications. The Veracity platform is an award-winning, secure-by-default network that moves beyond the detection and alerting of cyber events into a resilient network that reduces the attack surface by design.
The Veracity Industrial SDN® network massively reduces the complexity of the network by repurposing the switch infrastructure to ensure communication between devices is determined by the system’s design. Veracity provides an innovative and comprehensive platform for critical networks that enables your business mission. For more information, visit www.veracity.io or follow us on Twitter @veracityio.
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