Presentation: IEC and cyber security

Security has always been important to protect physical, information and financial assets. But before digitalization, the majority of threats were visible and took place at a clear geographical location. With the mass integration of cyber physical systems, we are now facing a new set of security risks, and cyber security has become a global preoccupation. This presentation outlines why not every cyber attack is equal and the difference between IT and OT in the protection of critical infrastructure systems such as electricity networks, transportation, healthcare, water supply, etc.

Briefing paper (e-tech articles): Protecting critical infrastructure – en

The range and cost of global malicious cyber activities (cyber attacks) are growing.
The cost is forecast to reach USD 2 000 billion by 2019, a threefold increase from the 2015 estimate of USD 500 billion. In addition to financial losses, concern is growing regarding attacks on critical infrastructure sectors. Safeguarding various parts of critical infrastructure from cyber attacks is becoming a priority for most countries. Energy installations are central to the entire critical infrastructure: without electricity there’s no transport system, no fresh water supply or waste water treatment, healthcare facilities, factories can no longer function.