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Securing our nation's critical power infrastructure has never been more important. Utilities systems are vulnerable to cyber threats, which can be malicious attacks from hackers or terrorists, as well as unintentional damage done by employees.
In response, industry regulators have implemented a number of regulations and standards to address these weaknesses and ensure the continued safe and reliable generation of electricity.
This NetSpi whitepaper discusses the options — including application whitelisting — that are available to harden critical systems and meet key regulatory requirements. In particular, the paper identifies options for addressing NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection standards CIP-002 through CIP-009.