Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)
& Industrial Security
Cyber threats are targeting industrial control systems.
How can you protect your processes from disruption?
With cybercriminals becoming increasingly active, industrial control system (ICS) operators and manufacturing & process industries – including oil, gas and petrochemicals – plus companies and government organisations that run critical infrastructure, have never faced such significant security risks:
- Attacks against ICS are growing in volume.
- Complex threats – such as Stuxnet, Duqu, Flame or Gauss – are being copied by other attackers.
- Greater connectivity is introducing new risks for critical infrastructure and industrial security.
As a leader in cyber-security, Kaspersky Lab is continually developing critical infrastructure protection solutions that do more to meet the specific requirements of industrial control systems and the organisations that are tasked with keeping critical infrastructure running.
KASPERSKY CIP INITIATIVES
There are significant differences between the security requirements of control systems and the protection needs of general business systems. Only cyber-security vendors that understand these differences are able to deliver security solutions that meet the unique needs of industrial control systems and critical infrastructure owners.
By establishing close relationships with government organisations and law enforcement agencies, Kaspersky is playing a leading role in helping industry and regulators to anticipate changes in the threat landscape and defend against attacks. In addition, Kaspersky’s security experts are proactively developing innovative security technologies, approaches and frameworks.
Kaspersky Industrial Protection Simulation
Kaspersky Lab actively participates with international organizations in joint investigations of cyber warfare operations involving malware capable of cyber espionage or cyber sabotage. During these operations the company’s experts gather lots of valuable data on how sophisticated attacks are planned and executed.
Armed with this knowledge, Kaspersky Lab has devised the Kaspersky Industrial Protection Simulation business game to highlight the problems of securing critical infrastructure objects (production facilities, transport, power stations) against cyber-attacks. The business training format reproduces real-life attack scenarios, with participants having to come up with effective countermeasures to protect the IT infrastructure of an industrial object.
- Teams are put in charge of a water treatment plant. The plant is subjected to a series of cyber-attacks that impact on production and revenues. Participants need to respond with a variety of engineering or IT security measures to minimize impact and protect revenues.
- Teams compete under the same conditions. The team that earns most money wins.
- No expertise required other than a general understanding of industrial control systems.
- Unlike the vast majority of business training on industrial security, Kaspersky Industrial Protection Simulation is fun and engaging.
Governments & Kaspersky
Kaspersky is running programs and events to encourage close cooperation between governments and security providers:
- In 2013, Kaspersky ran a Government Cybersecurity Forum in Washington, D.C.
- Speakers included a former director of the CIA and a current director of US Department of Homeland Security.
- Topics included ‘Critical Infrastructure Protection’ and ‘Forming Partnerships that Strengthen the Global Law Enforcement Response Against Cybercrime’.
INTERPOL & Kaspersky
Kaspersky is helping police authorities to fight back against cybercrime:
- Kaspersky has established an agreement with INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation (IGCI).
- Kaspersky experts will be seconded to this new INTERPOL organisation.
- The IGCI will help international police forces to tackle cybercrime threats.
Kaspersky Lab is developing a secure operating system (OS) for industrial control systems:
- Many years ago, Kaspersky experts identified a growing need for a secure OS.
- Kaspersky has devoted significant resources to developing a secure OS to protect ICS.
- The secure OS will guarantee that – for any program running on the ICS – only the explicitly desired functionality will be allowed to run.
LATEST FROM KASPERSKY
CyberSecurity Summit 2014
15 April, 2014 – San Francisco, CA
Kaspersky Lab, the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions, is organizing its annual CyberSecurity Summit. This event, focusing on “The State of Enterprise IT Security” and what it means for businesses worldwide, will be held on April 15th, 2014 at The St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco, U.S.A.
Kaspersky Lab is bringing together leading experts in IT security from the corporate, government and IT management fields to share their insights with the assembled guests. The event will closely examine the day-to-day realities of businesses and governments struggling to protect their invaluable digital assets against a rising tide of advanced threats built for espionage and the disruption of daily operations, as well as a gathering storm of highly sophisticated attacks from well-financed threat-actors who target the lucrative financial systems that power today’s global economy. Whether these attacks are initiated by criminals seeking monetary profit or as an act of cyberwarfare, businesses around the world now find themselves targeted every day. The event will also provide expert perspectives on how threats to government-run critical infrastructure and privately-maintained financial services operations could have a profound effect on the global economy. Kaspersky Lab will also use this opportunity to reveal its vision of Enterprise Security after the panel sessions and presentations have been completed.
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