Cyber Security for Utilities

With key functions in utilities now reliant on digital operations, cyber criminals have begun to launch campaigns against these organisations.

Utilities are the lifeblood of any country. Organisations in energy, healthcare and water work tirelessly to deliver quality results.

Utility operators reinvented the way they function greatly over the past few decade with bouts of innovation and automation at every turn.  Unique attack surfaces require innovative cyber security strategies.

Using a mix of penetration tests, vulnerability assessments and next-generation technologies, diagnose your areas of weakness and remediate them before hackers can take advantage.

6.39M

the average $ cost of a data breach in the energy industry

254

av. days to identify and contain a breach in the energy industry

Cyber Threats Facing Utilities

Utility operators reinvented the way they function greatly over the past few decade with bouts of innovation and automation at every turn.

The digital era enables businesses to move faster, function more efficiently and be more agile in the face of challenges. On the other hand, hackers recognise the overreliance on technology and seek to disrupt it for a payday.

Organisations must navigate ransomware and emerging malware attacks to avoid a cyber-attack that could cost tens of millions.

Cyber Security for Utilities

With a vast experience of working with utilities providers including gas, electric, water, our security analysts have a pulse on the latest trends affecting these high-profile organisations that are critical to the public enabling us to identify the right security solutions needed for the prevalent threats they face.

Verizon 2020 Report
Utilities Findings

Frequency

194 incidents
43 with confirmed data disclosure

Top Patterns

Everything Else, Web Applications and Cyber Espionage represent 74% of breaches.

Threat Actors

External - 75%
Internal - 28%
Multiple Breaches - 2%

Actor Motives

Financial - 63% to 95%
Espionage - 8% to 43%
Convenience/Other/Secondary - 0% to 17% for Each)
Fear/Fun/Grudge/Ideology - 0% to 9% each)

Data Compromised

Personal - 41%
Credentials - 41%
Other - 35%
Internal - 19%

Top Controls

Boundary Defense (CSC 12)
Secure Configurations (CSC 5, CSC 11)
Implement a Security Awareness & Training Program (CSC 17)

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Integrity360 are very professional in their knowledge and execution of cyber security. They are also very encouraging of customers to upskill in cyber security to allow them understand better, what can be a very complex and fast moving area.

Senior IT Analyst Utilities client
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Integrity360 helped us to lift our cybersecurity posture significantly, elements implemented in 2019 both came from Integrity360's recommendations.

Head of information Solutions Utilities client