Critical infrastructure protection
The loss of control over infrastructure assets can lead to serious consequences. The sources of threats are not only natural disasters but also cyber attacks by terrorist groups and state organisations. The introduction of TCP/IP protocols and the penetration of IT and OT networks even in critical infrastructure systems pose a threat to security and the availability of services. Adversaries may use known or unknown vulnerabilities to take control of protection devices, IEDs, PLCs, RTUs and SCADA systems.
estimated losses on four-day blackout in the USA in 2003
110kV transmission lines were disconnected as a result of the cyber attack in Ukraine in 2016
companies experienced network attacks only in 2018
How can we help?
We will assess the security of critical infrastructure and identify threatened areas in the following layers: SCADA systems, PLCs, RTUs, IEDs, field protection devices, network segmentation and separation. We will conduct a controlled attack on critical infrastructure assets following an approved scope and an agreed scenario. This will allow to assess the current level of security and identify areas under threat, as well as the potential consequences of a cyberattack. We will help develop proper procedures and incident response methods. In particular, we offer:
Reducing the risk of a potential cyberattack by:
Articles about the security of a critical infrastructure: