Laying the Groundwork for Your Organization
Utility companies are a crucial element to the communities they service, which means that system attacks can be catastrophic—potentially causing disruptions of power, gas, water, and other services. An adverse trend of ransomware attacks targeting utility companies is on the rise. Implementing a cybersecurity strategy from CampusGuard will identify gaps and deficiencies across your enterprise and help to impede malicious cyber attacks.
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KPI's of Information Security for Utilities and Critical Infrastructure
New digital innovations in the industry create a growing need for a strategic and well-executed cybersecurity plan. Here are some considerations while planning:
A Vast and Ever-Changing ScopeDepending on the organizational structure of your community, your cybersecurity scope could include many companies, networks, and employees. Fully understanding your scope is the only way you can ensure that you are holistically protecting your environment.
Outdated TechnologyLegacy systems and tech can mean increased vulnerabilities. It's always a good idea to install updates whenever you can and plan on updating equipment when feasible.
Third-Party Service ProvidersEven if you are relying on a third-party service provider, your organization is ultimately responsible for the security of the data being managed and any compliance requirements. When vetting a potential third-party vendor, be sure to incorporate information security into your RFP's and agreement contracts.
Insufficient ResourcesBudgetary constraints can create difficulties when prioritizing your cybersecurity strategy. Cybercriminals continue to compromise utility information systems with growing frequency, so it's recommended to include managing this risk in your next budget.
Dynamic ChangesDigital upgrades are constantly evolving. Ignoring them or falling behind is not an option. It's critical that your organization stays informed of these changes and that governance is enforced in your cybersecurity program.
Highly-Trained StaffTechnology changes quickly. Is your staff staying informed? Establishing best practices for ongoing security awareness training ensures that your newest and most established employees are empowered with information to embrace security in their everyday roles.
Why Choose CampusGuard?
A data breach can mean serious consequences to the communities you service, so a robust cybersecurity solution is essential. CampusGuard can help you identify gaps in your current information security program, prepare for a potential cyber attack, and detect threats quickly.
Global average weekly utilities industry cyberattacks in 2022 - Check Point Research
Average cost of a data breach in the energy industry in 2023 - IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report
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