Many power stations and industrial plants are not equipped to deal with cyber security threats. A key issue, according to a recent IEC Technology Report, is that security is too often understood only in terms of IT.
Remember the little pig in the fairy tale who chose bricks and mortar? His home was able to weather the worst of the big bad wolf’s huffing and puffing, unlike those of his less well-prepared siblings.
Many of the world’s top cyber security experts are currently in Las Vegas to take part in the Black Hat conference. For the first time, this year’s event includes a briefing on using IEC 62351 to provide end-to-end security for power systems.
Analysts estimate that up to 80% of cyber breaches may originate in supply chains—attacks where hackers sabotage software or hardware before it’s sent to the customer. Protecting supply chains is therefore an absolute priority for all organizations.
Senior information security experts from the aviation and energy sectors recently took part in a panel discussion about the challenges of securing the critical supply chain. They were taking part in a Financial Times cyber security conference in London.