Belden Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, today announced the signing of an agreement with Securicon, LLC, a leading consulting firm specializing in comprehensive cyber security services and solutions for critical infrastructure industries. The partnership will enable the two companies to combine their areas of expertise in order to offer streamlined security solutions for customers.

The Belden-Securicon partnership will provide OEM manufacturers, system integrators, architectural and engineering firms and end-users with simple and effective processes for assessing the security of their systems and securing their industrial networks and critical infrastructure. With a single source coordinating the details - from the initial security assessments to the design and installation of the recommended solutions - customers can optimize the security for their application, resulting in maximized uptime and enhanced operational productivity.

Belden and Securicon have previously worked together, tapping into their best-in-class knowledge of risk analysis frameworks, cyber security guidelines and standards, IT and OT technologies and ICS security assessments. This partnership means Securicon joins an exceptional team of partners that work with Belden on security solutions.

"When our customers ask 'how much security is needed and what should we do?' we can make their next steps truly seamless thanks to this partnership," said Brian Oulton, vice president of business development for Belden. "Securicon's processes and experience in industrial markets and our portfolio of physical and cyber security solutions help to put the right security in place for our customers' critical applications. We will work together to ensure the uptime and reliability of our customers' networks and critical infrastructure is not compromised."

"Securicon's experience in the industrial controls space is unique because we understand the systems, devices and applications used by industrial process control and factory automation engineers on a daily basis," said Paul Hurley, Securicon CEO. "We will work with Belden to perform our assessments and training to discover security risks and vulnerabilities, which will allow Belden to address and resolve any identified security issues. This partnership takes our combined services to the next level and delivers an all-in-one solution."

With similar philosophies on how to approach industrial security, Belden and Securicon both have an active role in defining cyber security standards, guidelines and best practices for several industry associations, including the International Society of Automation, International Electrotechnical Commission, Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group, American Public Transportation Association, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

About Securicon

Securicon, LLC is a leader in providing the best-in-class in industrial control and information security consulting and testing services for Critical Infrastructure. Since its incorporation in 2002, these services have been provided to a wide range of Fortune 500 clients, including Federal and State organizations, as well as a large base of commercial industrial clients in a variety of industries. Securicon's expert application and security engineering staff includes highly skilled, senior security engineers who have come together to work with their peers. This body of talent represents the most highly experienced and talented security consulting company in the industry. All Securicon Security Engineers and Consultants have extensive experience in previous roles as information security officers, administrators, network engineers, and programmers, but have devoted the bulk of their professional careers to securing client networks, industrial control systems and other critical infrastructure. For more information please visit us at www.securicon.com.

Securicon, and the Securicon logo, are trademarks of Securicon LLC in the United States and other jurisdictions.

About Belden

Belden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets. With innovative solutions targeted at reliable and secure transmission of rapidly growing amounts of data, audio and video needed for today's applications, Belden is at the center of the global transformation to a connected world. Founded in 1902, the company is headquartered in St. Louis and has manufacturing capabilities in North and South America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit us at http://www.belden.com; follow us on Twitter @BeldenInc.

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