Bayshore offers custom, off-the-shelf cyber protection solutions for most industrial use cases. From electric grids to auto manufacturers, Bayshore technology and expertise stands ready stop cyber threats from disrupting operations, and to allow owner/operators to take advantage of the benefits of connecting their industrial infrastructure.
By breaking down the average cost of internal and external cyber-attacks on key sectors of the global critical infrastructure – and the cyber protection limitations of these sectors – we can understand how Bayshore provides value to the business by preventing disruption:
Although oil is one of the earth’s most needed commodities, this high-profile market sector is currently challenged by a lack of alignment of security requirements with business and technical processes. As a result, there is a lack of awareness of cyber security threats and therefore a lack of skills to protect against them. The prime concerns are spear phishing and pivot attacks
The systems that comprise the energy grid were originally designed to operate as isolated networks. Connecting them to each other and to the Internet has exposed power sources to previously unforeseen attack vectors. Internal threats are also a major attack concern in the energy world. Obviously, a successful attack on energy utilities could severely cripple a national economy.
As they have become more reliant on the Internet to operate their networks of pipes and pumps, water utilities are particularly exposed. In 2016, the DHS released a report showing that the U.S. water grid is as vulnerable to cyberattack as the electric grid. In fact, water utilities were most likely to have flaws exploited in software programs that run water valves and controls, among other things. The FBI reported in 2014 that operatives in China, Iran and Russia are looking for cybersecurity weaknesses in the country’s water and electric infrastructure, and a few high-profile attacks have already been reported.
Today’s pharma manufacturing processes involve standardized, layered systems with in-depth production rules and guidelines. Introducing security measures into this equation throws a wrench into these finely tuned procedures. As a result, cyber prevention has not yet become a priority – even though tampering with drug manufacturing processes could have disastrous outcomes.
Automobile manufacturing facilities (along with other producers of equipment and heavy machinery) have a high-level need for personal safety of the workers that, today, outweighs the need for cyber protection. But the two concerns are becoming interconnected: recent cyber-attacks on plants have caused high-profile explosions and shut-downs. The ultra-competitive auto industry is also concerned with IP data theft and network infiltration.
The U.S. military has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect the safety and data integrity of the armed forces and defense agencies. Malicious actors are using cyberspace to steal data and intellectual property for their own economic or political gain. Without vigilance and continued investments in cyber security and cyber defense systems, data systems would remain open and susceptible to the most rudimentary and dangerous forms of exploitation and attack..
Today’s Data Centers are vulnerable, exposed, and at high risk. Data Centers and Building Automation Systems present diverse environments that weren’t intended to be connected to networks or the Internet. According to the Ponemon Institute study “2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis,” the average total cost of a data breach for the 383 companies surveyed worldwide increased from $3.79M in 2013 to $4M in 2016, an increase of 29%.