Our world is more interconnected than ever before. While this brings with it ease of access and the streamlining of daily life, it also renders our most basic utilities such as power and electrical grids vulnerable to attack by cyber terrorists.
Every aspect of our lives depends on a safe and secure power infrastructure, not to mention national defense and economic sustainability. It’s easy to imagine the chaos that would ensue following a cyber attack on a local or national power grid that left tens of thousands without power or light. But the implications of a cyber attack on an electrical grid reach far beyond being left in the dark. Anyone with a computer can destroy an institution’s hardware or engage in industrial sabotage, with repercussions that may be as limited as the particular company targeted, or as widespread as the hijack of an air traffic control system.
The dynamic threat posed to operational technology demands an innovative approach to operational security for governments and private utility companies.
CyGov appreciates the intricacies in protecting a power grid’s landscape, as well as the disastrous effects wrought by an attack, both in nature and magnitude. Our groundbreaking cyber defense model accounts for these nuances with the utmost care and vigilance, giving our clients a complete picture of the attack vectors and security gaps, and priming them to preempt attacks, or mitigate them as needed.