McAfee teams with Intel on energy systems defence

Summary:McAfee has partnered with its parent company Intel on a scheme to improve the defence of critical infrastructure systems from cyberattacks

McAfee has announced a new partnership with its parent company, Intel, on an initiative intended to better protect the world's energy utility ecosystem from increased cyberattacks.

Under the partnership, announced on Monday, the two companies will develop a set of multiple products that will comprise a multi-layered security platform.

Besides promoting more awareness about cybersecurity and increasing attacks, objectives for this platform include improving and speeding up response times to attacks, decreasing the chances of a malicious attack in the first place, increasing uptime, and offering more options for remote device management.

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Topics: Security


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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