LIGHTS is a non-profit program conceived and created by ICS Cybersecurity, Inc. with a goal of improving deployed cybersecurity at the large number of smaller industrial facilities. LIGHTS was created in partnership with Energysec, ICCT Corp, Trusted Metrics and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Most industrial facilities are challenged to address cybersecurity in their operational environments. Electric Cooperatives and Municipals, Water Supply and Treatment facilities, urban Traffic Management systems, Manufacturers and most other organizations often cannot independently achieve security appropriate to defend against current threats. LIGHTS provides a community-based and programmatic solution for these member facilities which fits their budgetary and operational models.
The name “LIGHTS” reflects the program’s goal of providing visibility into cybersecurity both at the facility as well as national level. LIGHTS promotes technology that member facilities can apply today to improve their cybersecurity posture through increased visibility and control. LIGHTS also works with analysis centers to improve national situational awareness and bring that value to its membership. LIGHTS members can choose to share anonymized metadata with some or all of these public and private analysis centers – at the member’s discretion – to assist in efforts to increase the safety and reliability of our national infrastructure.