The distribution networks,
components and specific network protocols of energy and water supply are
particularly exposed to attacks due to their use. The dependency on automated
processes and IT systems continues to grow and increases the vulnerability of energy
and water supply to cyberattacks. Various incidents are possible: unnoticed
data theft, failure of individual systems up to a lasting disruption of company
processes and a supply blackout.
Safeguarding against these threat situations includes the analysis of
vulnerabilities in the planning and operation of the energy and water supply,
in particular also the risk assessment and strategies of preventive measures
for cyber attacks. In addition to the technical components, managers and
employees must also be sensitised in order to develop and implement appropriate
security concepts organisationally.
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