Energy and Utilities
Like other organizations, providers of critical infrastructure using Industrial Control/SCADA systems—utility companies, transportation groups, natural resource producers, and more—are targets of increasingly tailored attacks. IT Security professionals in the energy/utility industry face a unique set of challenges. They must also address additional and significant challenges beyond the sophistication of cybercriminals. These challenges include Network security for regulatory compliance (NERC CIP, NRC, NEI, etc.), inaccessible locations, extreme environments, old and often proprietary systems, and serious results of failure related to geographically distributed Industrial Control/SCADA systems.