Cassidian CyberSecurity awarded consultancy contract by Oil and Gas company in the Middle East
March 2013 by Emmanuelle Lamandé
Cassidian CyberSecurity has been awarded a consultancy contract by a major Oil and Gas company in the Middle East.
The contract consists of establishing governance of the company’s IT security of Industrial Control Systems (ICS), also called SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition). The objective is to define the accountability of SCADA security within the company and the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders, mainly from IT and Automation departments. The consultancy also includes an audit of the architecture and interfaces.
Cassidian had conducted extensive research into the challenges of securing industrial control systems against attacks and compromise that would target critical energy plants, water and electricity distribution, or similar vital assets. The challenge is to identify an approach that enables necessary defences without creating additional risks for the architecture and operating procedures.