Each industry is unique with specific risk factors
Power is indispensable
Electric power is often thought to be one of the most prevalent sources of disruptions of interdependent critical infrastructures. In case of an successful attack cascading failure can be initiated by a disruption of the communications network used for an electric power transmission SCADA system. The lack of security measures and control capabilities could cause a large generating unit to be taken offline, an event that would lead to loss of power at a transmission substation. This loss could cause a major imbalance, triggering a cascading failure across the power grid and adverse impact to society.
Oil & Gas
O&G is a black gold
The oil and gas industry is the largest industry in the world. Geographically dispersed operations, often in remote locations, make oil and gas companies even more vulnerable to attack or espionage. The disclosure of proprietary information can undercut a company from its peer firms, and even jeopardize its survival over time. Moreover, an attacker could, in theory, cause the flow of natural gas through a pipeline to grind to a halt, trigger an explosion at a petrochemical facility, or do damage to an offshore drilling rig that could lead to an oil spill.
Protect your products
Manufacturing can be a risky business, whether in terms of labor, industry regulation, financing or a host of other factors. As manufacturers develop smart products and processes, more data and network entry points are created every day. To maintain a competitive advantage, manufacturers must contend with both information technology risks and operating technology risks. One weak link in the security chain can be exploited by hackers who may corrupt a product feature, an entire supply chain or a critical piece of infrastructure.
Water is life
Damage to or destruction of water supply and water quality infrastructure by a hacker with intended terrorist attack could disrupt the delivery of vital human services in the country, threatening public health and the environment, or possibly causing loss of life. Cyber attacks on critical water treatment infrastructure can affect an entire infrastructure network, and hacking in water utility systems could result in theft or corruption of information, or denial and disruption of service.
Avoid environmental hazards
The growing cyber-attack threat is real and present for chemical manufacturers. The threats are magnified in terms of source, ranging from nation state sponsored attackers to seek and exploit vulnerabilities, to hackers craving for major operation disruption, reputation loss, the expenses of retrofitting security after a breach as well as cripple supply chain. Internal and third party accidental attacks are also o radar. It is paramount to secure chemical assets by implementing a defense in depth strategy, and multi-layered approach to cyber security.
Smart & Secure Workplace
Today’s smart buildings are increasingly enabled by Internet of Things (IoT) and made functional by the ongoing convergence of operational technology (OT) systems and information technology (IT) systems in buildings. The building automation system (BAS) or a building operating system (BOS) has moved considerably from the physical realm to one with IT enabling all aspects of its functioning. Attackers infiltrating such systems could potentially gain access to a building’s other physical control systems through the BAS (such as HVAC, lighting, and access control), IoT-related data management systems. Disruptions from such access could range in severity, starting with nuisance tactics to large-scale physical security breaches, including endangering occupants.
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