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Critical infrastructure security risk management

Kuppinger Cole : 19 August, 2013  (New Product)
Report from industry analysts provides advice on risk management of technical security threats to critical infrastructure systems
Critical infrastructure security risk management

KuppingerCole offers advice on managing risks to your critical infrastructure with a comparison of critical national infrastructure and the effects of technical threats.

The analyst group KuppingerCole has published the advisory note “Managing Risks to Critical Infrastructure”.

Threats to critical National technical infrastructure such as Finance, Energy, Telecommunications and Government are a result of human nature, although difficult to treat in the abstract, technical controls can be applied to prevent, detect and resist attempts to subvert.

This report concentrates on the technological aspects of risk in your critical infrastructure. It identifies the changing types of attacks and risks. It defines what we understand as critical IT infrastructure to protect. It details the reasons and enablers as well as the responsible parties for specific attack vectors. It provides an overview of the most important organizational and technical activities you should take.

In this advisory note Rob Newby, Managing Partner and Analyst at KuppingerCole UK, provides matrixes that support reviewing the current state of IT programs and projects. They provide information about levels, descriptive characteristics of these levels, and information about the technologies involved at the various levels.

Highlights of the report include insight into:

* What is the Critical National Infrastructure, and where is it endangered most by IT?
* Critical IT infrastructure of organizations in scope
* Common threats and vulnerabilities
* Current and changing threat landscape
* Risk Management
* Organizational and technical action that should be taken

The Advisory note “Managing Risks to Critical Infrastructure” is now available for download from the Kuppinger Cole web site.

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