The cyber threats facing Industrial Control Systems (ICS) include nation-state attacks, hacktivists, criminals and even trusted insiders. The frequency and ferocity of attacks are growing and continue to pose a major challenge to those ICS practitioners and cybersecurity teams tasked with protecting our critical national infrastructure (CNI).
In 2017, the financial impact of cyberattacks reached $5 billion and the monthly attack rate was 10-times the rate of attacks in 2016. The industrial and personal reliance on the U.S. power grid makes the impact of a successful attack troubling.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released a final rule last week approving three new Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards addressing supply chain risk management for bulk electric systems.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced the launch of the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House initiated, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water.
In today’s world, global organizations face immense pressure to ensure their business is constantly evolving to meet the changing nature of the world. Business growth is driven by dynamic interactions – employees are increasingly mobile, on the road and working remotely to support their objectives.
In the last few years, executives overseeing energy, utility and other industrial organizations have begun to worry about the threat of cyberattacks on our nation’s most critical infrastructures. Ten years ago, their main concerns were focused on safety or environmental risks. Back then, operators believed the virtual barricades, or air gaps, between networks and technologies were sufficient enough to defend against malware and cyberattacks.
Traditionally, security personnel begin with their building’s main entrances when planning to secure their facility. While that is an effective start, it is important to consider the entire facility or campus to ensure that all areas are protected.
Our special report this month features 26 security leaders who are changing the industry, inspiring many and leading with innovation. Security experts discuss the CCPA, public-private relationships, mobile device security and how aware employees can mitigate active shooter events and workplace violence.