Energy

Utility sector organizations are responsible for maintaining Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and delivering critical services to dependent citizens. Consequently, utility companies are being forced to take the appropriate measures in order to protect themselves against potential threats, including, cyber-terrorism and denial of service attacks, in addition to handling government regulations.

Energy

Information Security is crucial to utility sector organizations, which are responsible for maintaining Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and delivering critical services to dependent citizens. Due to its high volume of sensitive customer data and the strategic importance of maintaining availability of services at all times, organizations in the utility sector are the target of increasingly sophisticated attack scenarios.

Consequently, utility companies are being forced to take the appropriate measures in order to protect themselves against potential threats, including, cyber-terrorism and denial of service attacks, in addition to responding to increasing pressures from government regulations. Computer-based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems have evolved over the past 40 years, from stand-alone, compartmentalized operations to networked architectures. While historically the systems which controlled utility plants and distribution grids were protected by proprietary technology and isolation from enterprise IT infrastructures, the migration to standard operating systems, exposure of internet connectivity, and the requirement for remote access have exposed these networks to international cyber threats.

Comsec has extensive experience working with the utility sector (including major national providers of gas, electricity and water) and is uniquely positioned to provide a comprehensive range of information security consulting services tailored to the utility sector.