Cybersecurity


Cybersecurity is a critical consideration for all businesses.  In the industrial realm and for many years, security and access was always an area of risk.  Today, hackers are well organized and sophisticated with their attacks which can cause irreparable harm to plant, personnel and the reputation of your business.  Cyber attacks are a threat to the operating facilities, but also pose a threat to cause serious damage to the facilities and risk the lives of the personnel in these facilities.  IS International possesses the industrial communication protocol and controls knowledge (DCS/PLC/HMI, RTU, SCADA) to work with our customer’s IT departments responsible for the hardening process.  We work with your IT staff to enhance the protection of your infrastructure against cyber attacks. Below are some of the cybersecurity services provided by IS:

  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Penetration testing
  • System hardening
  • DMZ design, setup & testing
  • Malware & patch management implementation
  • DHS’s securing your SCADA and industrial control systems
  • Establish electronic security perimeters
  • Overview of risks and vulnerabilities
  • Risk profile (i.e. risks identified in order of impact of threat) for each operating area
  • Gap analysis relative to NERC CIP and industry’s best practices
  • Recommended action plan for each operating area prioritized with recommended time frames
  • Recommended cyber security solution for each operating area
  • Identify potential mitigation measures to reduce the risk and the consequences to identified vulnerabilities
  • Interviews with key personnel to gather equipment information
  • Surveys providing detailed information about systems and configurations
  • Physical site surveys
  • Examination of system configurations including firewalls, routers, switches, and servers
  • Vulnerability reviews of test systems and external networks facing interfaces