GE acquires Wurldtech, industrial security firm

Summary:For GE, Wurldtech, which focuses securing oil and gas, utilities and medical industries, is a cog in its plans to run the industrial Internet.

General Electric said Friday that it has acquired Wurldtech, a cyber security firm focused on protecting high-value targets such as oil refineries, power grids and medical devices.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed, but the purchase highlights how GE is melding security, information technology as well as its systems that manage infrastructure.



GE said the plan is to run Wurldtech, based in Vancouver, independently. Wurldtech focuses on operational technologies that secure data and machines as well as keeping systems running.

For GE, Wurldtech is a cog in its plans to run the industrial Internet.

Wurldtech has a portfolio of technologies and services including testing products to find operational vulnerabilities, intelligence to secure networks and certifications. Wurldtech's key industries are oil and gas, utilities and medical. Cisco, Siemens, Wind River and Emerson are technology partners of Wurldtech.

Topics: Security


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