#02 Protecting information in critical infrastructure
Previously, utilities such as nuclear power stations, electricity distribution, water supply, transportation and telecommunications used closed systems for reporting.
Today they all depend on open IT systems and often third parties for management, surveillance and control of functions. These functions include collecting, processing and storing log messages, managing devices on IP networks, real-time billing and more.
While remote vendor support decreases costs and prevents inefficiencies, it leaves facilities more open to information leakage, and even cyberattacks that could have devastating effects. The question is how to protect information in critical infrastructure businesses? How to protect your facility from these threats, yet remain efficient and continue to guarantee operational uptime?