Wilcoxon Sensing Technologies is a leading supplier for high performance vibration monitoring and sensing solutions. Their top quality vibration sensors and accessories are trusted by OEMs, major manufacturers, and important organizations around the world including the Department of Defense. The DoD has a cyber security requirement (DFARS 252.204-7012) based on the NIST SP 800-171 controls for all suppliers to comply with by December 31, 2017 in order to continue doing business with them.
Wilcoxon had completed a Gap Analysis for the DFARS requirement and hired SysArc to perform the remediation work required to become compliant and to do the ongoing cyber security monitoring and incident response for the corporate network. The remediation effort included a complete network refresh to bring the environment up to date, creating a System Security Plan and rolling out a cyber security awareness training program for the entire staff. In addition, SysArc is managing the ongoing security monitoring and threat detection in a remote Security Operations Center (SOC) for Wilcoxon in order to keep the bad guys at bay while maintaining compliance with the DFARS requirements.
Wilcoxon has a new, highly secure network infrastructure that will increase the productivity of its work force and comply with the DFARS requirements, resulting in continued success in winning contracts with a major customer. The ongoing monitoring, training and threat detection will reduce the risk of a security incident occurring and be much better prepared to deal with a cyber security attack if it happens.