Utilities

Because the utilities industry is critical to our nation’s sovereignty, it is becoming an increasingly targeted victim of cyber attack. As the sector seeks to achieve the high supply standards, they develop business models that rely on technology innovation, leaving them vulnerable to rising cyber risk. 

Overview

Cyber Security in the Utility Sector

While many of the standards and regulatory aspects are aimed at the electrical industry, the same concepts and best practises can also be applied to water, oil and gas, and the new digital Internet of Things (IoT) arena.

CEOs and board members in the utility industry confront a unique combination of cyber and safety risks. Employees who access crucial plant production and grid networks from their homes increase the likelihood of major risks: rolling outages and safety occurrences at a time when utilities are most crucial.

Attackers will try to take advantage of the rush to remote systems, understaffed facilities, and new working methods.

CHALLENGES

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Ensuring the continuity of critical services and activities

Improving cyber resilience in ageing network infrastructure

Compliance with global and local regulations

Managing the dangers posed by Internet of Things (IoT) devices

Detecting and dealing with internal threats and Advanced Persistent Threats (ATPs)

Lowering cyber threats throughout the supply chain

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KEY QUESTIONS

Key security questions for utility providers

COMPLIANCE

Cyber security compliance in the utility industry

In the water, oil and gas business, crises like COVID-19 focus attention on two things: how to keep people safe and how to keep consumers supplied with utilities.

Working remotely is currently the top goal for utilities, but this fact exposes the utility sector to new cyber-risks from both inside and beyond the walls of its cyber defences. 

Gridware can assist you in enhancing your data and information security to the degree required to comply with the  Australian Energy Sector Cyber Security Framework (AESCSF), ISO 27001 and other security requirements. 

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BUILD YOUR DEFENCES

Gridware's Preventative Services

Penetration Testing

Rapidly and efficiently determine the extent to which your network and assets can defend against cyber threats by testing them against common exploits and vulnerabilities.

Network Security Penetration Testing

A form of ethical hacking that aims to validate or invalidate the efficiency of defensive network controls and determine what needs to be done to bolster them.

PCI DSS Penetration Test

Regular assessment of your organisation’s systems and processes is among the key controls mandated by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to protect cardholder data.

Cyber Awareness Training

Gridware conducts information security training and workshops at your business. We provide in-house training seminars for your staff to educate on phishing prevention, social engineering and best practice cyber procedures.

Cloud Security Audit

Gridware will support the improvement of your cloud network monitoring capabilities to the level needed to detect and respond to cyber threats that target cloud infrastructure, services, and applications.

Risk Audit

Our team of cyber security consultants will perform a cyber risk assessment that will identify gaps in your existing policies and procedures, and provide detailed observations and remediation plans to help achieve your most ideal state of security.

IN THE EVENT OF A BREACH

Gridware's Protective Services

Ransomware Data Recovery

In the event you are subject to ransomware, Gridware’s incident response consultants in can be logged in remotely within minutes to implement our proprietary incident response methodology.

Data Breach Investigation

Gridware will immediately assess the extent of the breach, the severity of the incident, the likely impact it will have on the business, and support your organisation through the remediation activities.

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WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

"Having worked with Gridware for a number of years, we trust them to advise us on our security posture. Their recommendations are critical to defending us against cyber attacks."
Mark Knowlton
CTO, Openwork
"Gridware has been instrumental in building our cybersecurity and ISO procedures. Their rapid response and proactive service is critical to Trendspek's cyber strategy."
Mitchell Deam
Director, Trendspek
"Gridware has been a valuable asset to our team, providing us with the insights we need to stay ahead of emerging threats."

James Murray
Managing Director, Nikon Australia

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