Energy and Utilities
Impacts to Critical Infrastructure can have a massive and immediate negative effect on population of that region.
Over the last one-decade, cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure have surged dramatically, and the possible consequences are noteworthy. A loss of data is very concerning, but a loss of electricity and water in a region is disastrous to both business and society. Energy and Utility in general have a massive impact on human society and when disruption of service delivery are incurred, it can have a huge negative impact on population of that region and can result in disruption of life and potential civil unrest. Energy and Utility companies rely heavily on risk-based controls derived from the business side of things. These risk-based controls don’t necessarily match up with the level of protection required by a critical infrastructure in current cyber landscape. This require IT Security Professionals in E & U to closely analyze the current processes in place to ensure that they have the plans customized as detect, defend and respond to cyber-attacks appropriate to their industry.