Cyber Protection for Critical Infrastructures: How Innovative Approaches can improve Protection
Act before the lights go out
The digital threat landscape is intensifying. Critical infrastructure is increasingly the focus of cyber attacks. Facilities and systems that a community needs to function are at risk: Gas, electricity and water networks, transport safety systems and medical facilities.
The damage caused by cyber attacks is constantly increasing. The risk of a critical event for the population is also increasing. Operators of critical infrastructure should become more active in cyber protection. Once again, this should be the case, but it is not. Action is needed.
On this Trend website we discuss innovative ways to protect critical infrastructure from attacks.
Protect critical infrastructures against hackersCompanies must take action
Automate cyber protection
For many reasons (overwhelming the organization, incorrect assessment of the urgency), often not even identified openings or vulnerabilities that hackers cold-bloodedly exploit are remedied. One solution: Defensive measures must become more efficient and, in particular, more automated.
Protection against cyber crime is not necessaryA paradoxical world. A topsy-turvy world. A dangerous world.
Combat cyber attacks automatically
It is not uncommon for companies to have the paradoxical attitude of not having to protect themselves (adequately) despite increasing damage caused by hacker attacks or malware. But it will affect every company that doesn't protect itself - sooner or later.
And paradoxically, many companies believe that the “protection” of cyber insurance is enough. Only: The premiums are rising and not all cyber risks are insurable - especially for companies that are part of the critical infrastructure.
When it comes to cyber defense, many critical infrastructure companies are blind in one eye. Still, it has to be said.
The contradiction: Companies want cyber protection without having to sacrifice the efficiency and effectiveness of their business processes. The solution: combat cyber attacks automatically.