As evidenced by the recent cyber attacks on our critical infrastructure – which are growing in both severity and frequency – the utility sector is vulnerable to malicious cybercriminals who seek to compromise our national security and economic stability.
Below are some of the most concerning cyber threats to utilities:
APTs require continuous, sophisticated hacking techniques. These attacks are designed be clandestine and typically go undetected for extended periods of time. They are performed by state-sponsored cyber-actors who seek to cause major disruption to high value targets such as utilities companies.
In order to keep up with consumer demands, critical infrastructure has adopted business models dependent on digital transformation. However, securing brownfield systems and operational technology in conjunction with digitally native technologies has been a great challenge, leaving the industry open to attack.
Employees or other users with malicious interests threaten the integrity and confidentiality of critical data and processes. A lack of user security awareness is also a pervasive issue, and it opens utilities to a multitude of additional risks. When users are not educated on security, the organisation is more susceptible to threat.
The collaboration between information security specialists and utilities professionals is essential to securing and innovating critical utilities infrastructure. As information technology drives innovation, information remains a vital asset. Securing this data requires suitable levels of expertise and complexity.
Our team of security specialists has a wealth of industry expertise, with over 20 years of experience in information security. We can assist in securing data and devices within all utility operations, streamlining digital transformation and helping you meet strict compliance standards.
Some of the services we provide include:
Ethical hacking is our passion. During penetration tests our experts simulate real attacks on your environment to disclose hidden weaknesses that real attackers seek to exploit. We then provide a prioritised and actionable report with recommendations for improvement. This is a vital part of staying on top of evolving threat and we also offer more in-depth red teaming services.Read more
Developing basic cyber security awareness works in conjunction with your technological security investments. We provide a range of easy and motivating security awareness training, with interactive conditioning and regular reporting to benchmark staff improvement. We also have a Managed Cybersecurity Awareness Program (MCAP).Read more
Security incidents are inevitable in this day and age. It is essential that utilities organisations reduce the risk not only to themselves but to other parties, and minimise the impact on their day to day operations when an incident occurs. Our IR Plans and Playbooks can assist with a seamless assessment and recovery plan in the event of an incident or breach.Read more
New system and application vulnerabilities emerge daily, and this makes it hard to keep on top of threat. We offer vulnerability management as a fully managed, periodic service because we understand that organisations, particularily utilities companies with critical infrastructure, require continuous monitoring and high-level security solutions.Read more
We know that organisations are getting breached daily and their existing solutions aren't detecting stealthy threat actors. Active Defence is our solution to this problem, as we provide you with a clear picture of your security and validate breaches that bypass your controls. It is the key to proactively securing your organisation, your brand’s reputation and your customer trust.Read more
If you need support aligning your security strategy, protecting your digital assets or managing your defenses, Content Security can help. Schedule a time with one of our Directors today.