Cyber Security Challenges: how are we facing them?

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Head of Cyber Security, ABB Power Systems

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Cyber Security Challenges: how are we facing them?

  1. 1. Bart de Wijs, Head of Cyber Security, ABB Power Systems Cyber Security Challenges – How are we facing them?
  2. 2. Focus of todays talk 4 key questions 1. Advanced security architectures? 2. What are the main Cyber Security challenges? 3. How should the challenges be addressed? 4. What does ABB offer and how can ABB help? Image: edudemic.com © ABB Group 21 October, 2013 | Slide 2
  3. 3. Substation Automation Systems Advanced Security Architecture Automation Systems Manager Legend: Disabled ports / services Removable media access Advanced Service Appliance (ASA) Individual User Accounts Malware protection Firewall Router Encryptet communication Industrial Defender Agent Patch Management © ABB Group 21 October, 2013 | Slide 3
  4. 4. The Biggest Challenges Organizational Risk Management Awareness Competence Management Disruptive Changes Images: www.guardianconsultants.co.uk © ABB Group 21 October, 2013 | Slide 4 wegilant.com www.floris-cm.nl blogpool4tool.com
  5. 5. The Biggest Challenges Technical Installed Base Sustaining Security Situational Awareness Heterogeneity Compliance Vulnerabilities Images: www.zazzle.co.nz © ABB Group 21 October, 2013 | Slide 5 www.zoho.com blog.monitorscout.com www.leadthefish.com nl.123rf.com www.ccure.it
  6. 6. How should the challenges be addressed? 4 key questions Can we really defend ourselves? Do we know our infrastructure and systems? Can we identify potentially malicious activities? Can we recover from any incident? Images: www.techieapps.com © ABB Group 21 October, 2013 | Slide 6 technorati.com www.calibersecurity.com cert.org
  7. 7. How should the challenges be addressed? Better preparation Requires a change from all of us! Make an inventory of what you have Know the behavior of your infrastructure and systems Compare your actual with your baseline Monitor vulnerability disclosures Patch your systems and stay up to date Image: howstuffworks.com © ABB Group 21 October, 2013 | Slide 7 blog.optimizely.com lisagroup.com.au dhs.org cve.mitre.org securityfocus.com www.marketingzen.com
  8. 8. What ABB offers – A holistic approach to Cyber Security Defense in Depth in all phases of the System Lifecycle Procedures and Policies Physical Security Security Updates User Access Control Intrusion Protection Intrusion Detection High availability solutions © ABB Group 21 October, 2013 | Slide 8
  9. 9. Conclusions Cyber security is a key aspect of ICS in Critical Infrastructure Cyber security is a real challenge and must become a high priority item for all involved stakeholders Effective cyber security solutions require a joint effort by vendors, integrators, operating system providers, end users and governments Effective cyber security will require solutions that cover both legacy and new installations Security is about risk management - perfect security is neither existent nor economically feasible © ABB Group 21 October, 2013 | Slide 9
  10. 10. Contact information Questions, Comments, etc. cybersecurity@ch.abb.com www.abb.com/cybersecurity © ABB Group 21 October, 2013 | Slide 10

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