Platform for Cybersecurity
Since 2016 makandra has been supporting Siemens in the development of the platform "SiESTA (Siemens Extensible Security Testing Appliance)". With SiESTA, product development departments, as well as network and manufacturing plant operators can examine to what extent their devices and systems are prepared for cyber attacks.
In order to identify existing digital vulnerabilities as early as possible, the team is constantly looking for security gaps in Siemens products and then quickly provides the respective product managers with solutions to close the gaps.
SiESTA hardware with a wide range of popular security tools integrated into an easy-to-use interface that can be updated and customized as needed.
Built-in security tools detect known and unknown vulnerabilities
SiESTA is a small metal box with various ports that connect directly to a device, server or server target-network. Once SiESTA has been configured according to the selected protection targets, an automatic test program starts the various security tools. All security tools are integrated under one easy-to-use interface and are updated and customized as required. They allow the identification of vulnerabilities such as Heartbleed, Ghost, WannaCry or NotPetya and many more.
Depending on the scope of the selected test program, SiESTA delivers easy-to-read results after a few minutes or hours with a traffic light scheme. This shows possible security gaps at a glance and illustrates recommended measures for network operators.
makandra manages web application development
In the SiESTA project, makandra's team takes care of the design and implementation of the web interfaces in "Ruby on Rails" with a special focus on security. It also works with the following technologies:
Ruby, PostgreSQL, Linux, virtualization solutions (Docker, KVM) and Puppet.