Critical Infrastructure Protection
Energy is an essential component to many of the sophisticated processes that drive American society. Ensuring its efficient, secure, and reliable distribution is vital to our economy, national defense, and quality of life. Yet a significant portion of our current energy infrastructure and supporting control systems are being used in ways that were never intended. Competitive market forces and increasing public demand have resulted in utilities placing a greater reliance on information, communications, and automation technologies. While these systems have improved productivity and operational effectiveness their direct connection to enterprise networks, the Internet, and wireless infrastructure has led to an expanding threat landscape and increased risk to cyber attack.
The destruction, incapacitation, or exploitation of modern supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and distributed control systems (DCS) could have a debilitating impact on state security and economic viability. As recent events have proven, targeted cyber attacks have been initiated in efforts to compromise system components, telecommunication infrastructure, and common operating systems found in widely deployed infrastructure control systems.
Allegheny Digital’s Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Services are specifically designed to assist our clients with the assessment, implementation, monitoring and audit of defensible security measures to effectively manage tactical safeguards and strategic risk. Our team has a breadth of experience across a number of CIP verticals including energy, communications, banking and finance, transportation, and government services. We have assisted infrastructure providers with critical cyber asset identification, control system risk management, and cyber security defense solutions that provide flexible and cost effective controls to maintain the protection, reliability, and availability of crucial IT systems. Representative CIP services include:
Our Critical Information Protection Services can be customized to meet the distinct demands of our clients. We offer a wide array of services to thoroughly and accurately assess our clients information security and CIP compliance posture, prioritizing exposures and providing recommendations to enable the safe, cost-effective, and efficient execution of your business strategy. From security solutions that include Attack and Penetration Testing, Application Security, Vulnerability Assessments, Enterprise Security, Regulatory Preparedness, Digital Forensics, and Incident Response, A|D has the breadth and depth of experience to measurably reduce systems-related and process risk.
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