Atlanta, Georgia – McKenney’s, Inc., the Southeast’s leader in building automation and security, announced today that they have joined forces with Cylance, Inc., a global leader in cybersecurity technology and services, to provide customers with industrial control systems (ICS) security assessments, incident response, best practices in cybersecurity services and on-site training.
With over six decades of experience as a mechanical systems and services provider, McKenney’s is bringing to market an advanced understanding of physical, social and cyber threats to buildings and campus facilities. The partnership between McKenney’s and Cylance ensures that essentially all elements of building security—from automated ID cards to doors, lights, thermostats, HVAC and elevators—will be protected.
‘Cylance has identified that one of the most vulnerable and least thought about entry to the networks and physical presence of an organization is through ICS. As a leading building automation and security company, McKenney’s took the initiative to ensure our customers have the deepest expertise at their disposal to ensure their facilities are protected,” said Leroy Walden, vice president of McKenney’s Automation & Control Solutions (ACS).
Planned offerings include a comprehensive training program to help customers understand, identify and rectify ICS vulnerabilities and best practices in security operations. Courses will be provided off-site at the McKenney’s headquarters campus in Atlanta, Georgia, as well as on-site at customers’ facilities. The courses include:
Control Systems for IT Professionals
Network Best Practices for System Integrators
Additional course detail, dates and cost are available on the respective company web sites at www.mckenneys.com and www.cylance.com.
Cylance was founded by an elite team of security experts, including Stuart McClure, lead author of Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, founder of Foundstone, Inc., and former Global Chief Technology Officer of McAfee, Inc.; and Ryan Permeh, founder of eEye and former Chief Scientist of McAfee. They have literally built parts of the cybersecurity infrastructure used to defend and protect organizations today and know the strengths of the attacks and weaknesses of the defenses. Additional Cylance team members have renowned expertise in critical infrastructure, embedded systems, ICS, forensics and incident response. Combining research and practical experience with a highly intelligent threat engine, Cylance provides unparalleled attack insight and mitigation.
‘Partnering with McKenney’s validates Cylance’s deep understanding of ICS and helps building management prevent attacks through vulnerable mission control elements of the facility,” said Stuart McClure, Cylance’s CEO. ‘We are very excited to be the trusted advisor for the McKenney’s ACS team.”
McKenney’s is the Southeast’s most trusted name in facility construction, operation and maintenance. For more than six decades, our proven approach has ensured high-quality, energy efficient solutions at every stage of a building—Design, Build, Manage and Maintain. McKenney’s offers expertise in HVAC, process piping, plumbing, and building automation and control systems, as well as service and maintenance. Our in-house engineering, fabrication, installation and commissioning resources ensure cost-effective delivery of the highest quality solutions. For more information, please visit www.mckenneys.com.
About Cylance, Inc.
Cylance, Inc. is a global provider of cybersecurity products and services that is changing the way companies, governments and end users proactively solve the world’s most difficult security problems. Through a holistic security process called Presponse™, a philosophical, practical and cyclical approach, Cylance couples the understanding of a hacker’s mentality with algorithmic intelligence and technology to be truly predictive and preventive against advanced threats. Powered by a global user community and an elite team of security experts, Cylance is solving very large and complex problems simply and elegantly. For more information, visit www.cylance.com.