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#11 Seven strategies for protecting critical infrastructure

The American department Homeland Security has published the guide "Seven Steps to Effectively Defend Industrial Control Systems", advising on how to avoid cyber attacks on critical infrastructure.

The list of strategies:

  1. Whitelist applications

  2. Patch known vulnerabilities

  3. Reduce attack surfaces

  4. Build a defensive environment

  5. Manage rights

  6. Secure external network connections

  7. Monitor and act

All strategies are relevant and summarise best practise to protect critical infrastructure against today's cyber threats. In this White Paper we comment on these strategies and suggest how to easily implement them.