The energy sector is exploding in terms of growth due to the emergence of renewable energy technologies. The widening demand for energy consumption, the emergence of the smart grid and the need to maintain availability to end users have been factors in the rapid growth that this industry is experiencing. Because of this, the energy sector is experiencing the digitalization and interconnection of its systems at an alarming rate. This trend presents attackers with new and expanded attack surfaces to exploit.
The energy sector has certain characteristics that differ from other industries. In this sector, there is a special need to maintain availability all of the time. Failure to do so can result in massive damage to the economy and the well being of the end users. Many countries designate their energy sectors as critical infrastructure and national security priorities, therefore, the industry is an attractive target for state sponsored cyber attacks.
In Germany the emergence of KRITIS has brought IT security to the fore in the energy sector; however, the security standard is by no means consistently high. Moreover, conducting security audits and simulated attacks in this sector presents a great challenge because aggressive simulations that might be viable during testing of other industries, may result in the loss of availability.
At Blue Frost Security, we have gained vast experience in the energy sector and understand the high standards that this industry expects. Our testing based on research and experience, is conducted professionally in order to ensure that your systems remain functioning and available all of the time. Moreover, with our Offensive Threat Intelligence service, we continuously test your systems for new threats as they arise in order to maintain a high level of security at all times.