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We offer solutions for a wide range of sectors and industries. Cyber attacks pose a growing threat in todays automated systems and several standards and regulations have been developed to increase the level of security. Most industry sectors base their cybersecurity best practices on internationally recognized standards such as the ISA/IEC 62443 series and the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Sector specific organizations provides further guidance to their audience in guidelines and best practices.

As your automated system becomes more integrated, the need for protection increases. Consequences of an attack may range from economical to public health and safety. We can help you mitigate these risks, today and in the future.

 

Oil & Gas

The energy industry represents a target rich environment for cyber attacks by criminals, terrorists, and hacktivists. While their respective goals may differ, the risks and potential consequences of a successfully executed cyber attack against energy assets, particularly Oil & Gas assets, may be severe—even if the attacker did not intend those consequences to occur. Energy assets are pervasive throughout a nation’s infrastructure and are critical to the supply chains that provide the basis for national economic and defense well being. Energy critical infrastructure used by the O&G industry in exploration, drilling, transportation, and production, depends on a myriad of inter-connected industrial control systems (ICS). Regulators, trade organizations and class societies are active in providing cybersecurity guidance to the O&G industry.

Secure-NOK® has since its foundation contributed to an increased understanding of cyber risks in the O&G industry through involvement in industry organisations such as International Organisation for Drilling Contractors (IADC). Our Founder Dr. Houmb has chaired the IADC Cybersecurity subcommittee since its establishment in 2014.

 
 

Power

In 2015 the Ukraine Power Grid was hit by large-scale breakdown, leaving 220 000 people without electricity for several hours. The cause was later identified as a cyber attack which interfered with the automated control system.

The consequences of a cyber attack against Nuclear Power Plants poses an immense risk against public health and safety. A nuclear power plant is controlled by a large amount of industrial control systems which each and everyone needs protection.

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is an international regulatory authority whose mission is to assure the reliability of the bulk power system in North America. In 2009, NERC issued a public notice addressing the low level of protection of the electric grid against cyber attacks. NERC has developed a set of standards for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) which providers of electric utilities are enforced to comply with. In the U.S. nuclear power plants are also regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Our solution can help you meet several of the NERC CIP and NRC requirements.

 

Critical infrastructure

A large amount of Critical Infrastructure around the world is dependent on automated systems. Examples are railway signalling systems, flight control systems, water management, communication systems and many more. These systems may be vital to a nation´s security, economic security and public health and safety.

Many critical infrastructure sectors have traditionally relied on an isolation strategy to keep systems secure from cyber threats. More recently, trends have gravitated towards a higher degree of inter-connection driven by the need for remote control and maintenance capabilities. Technology used by various SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) systems are becoming more similar across systems, meaning the same attack can be repeated to target many infrastructures. As the potential attack surface increase, our solution can protect your infrastructure.

 

Critical Manufacturing

Critical Manufacturing is crucial to economic prosperity and continuity. An attack on certain elements of the manufacturing industry could disrupt essential functions on a national level and across multiple critical infrastructure sectors. For manufacturing organisations relying on inter-connected power-driven machinery, a cyberattack on this infrastructure may cause significant economic loss due to manufacturing downtime, damage to equipment as well as safety risks to personnel. 

Our solution can protect your discrete and process manufacturing assets, today, and in the future.

 

Maritime

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Ships are becoming increasingly connected and reliant on software dependent systems. Currently, the industry is challenged from a continued reliance on legacy systems combined with a generally low level of cybersecurity training among seafarers. Modern day commercialisation and business demands require increased digitalization, including automation. Much of the current Maritime Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) infrastructure were not originally built to cope with the security threats that comes along. Several initiatives are being taken to aid the maritime industry in becoming more secure, one example is U.S. Coast Guard’s work on several maritime specific profiles of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, another is BIMCO and others work on guidelines for cybersecurity onboard ships. Secure-NOK® can help you protect your vessels.


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