Protect Critical Infrastructure Systems Against Cyberattacks
Cyberattacks on critical infrastructure—specifically the energy sector—have long been a grave concern for cybersecurity experts, regulators, and government agencies. With incidents like the May 2021 ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline—which crippled oil and gas distribution, raised prices, and incited panic—the danger has hit home for all of us.
IT and security teams at infrastructure organizations involved with utilities, energy, transportation, water/wastewater, and other essential services face multiple challenges:
- Legacy technologies
- Outdated security practices
- Limited budgets
- Siloed IT and security teams
- Multiple players across private and public sectors
- Deployment of digital and networked equipment, providing new targets for cybercriminals—and far-reaching consequences
Cyberattacks against critical infrastructure are on the rise.
of global gas, wind, water, and solar utilities reported at least one cyberattack in the last year
of global utilities expect an attack on critical infrastructure in the next 12 months
of global utilities have experienced mega attacks, with expertise developed by nation-state actors
Active Directory is a common target for bad actors targeting critical infrastructure
Gain Control of Critical Infrastructure Security
Semperis gives critical infrastructure organizations first-of-its-kind solutions to address the entire lifecycle of an identity attack—finding and fixing security vulnerabilities, intercepting cyberattacks in progress, and quickly responding to ransomware, wiper attacks, and other cyber disasters.
Critical infrastructure attacks often start with cybercriminals exploiting Active Directory weaknesses to gain access to critical information systems.
Semperis uncovers security gaps in Active Directory, including Incidents of Exposure, such as configurations that have drifted over time, and Incidents of Compromise, such as evidence of malicious activity.
After breaching the victim organization’s information systems, attackers can move throughout the network, often undetected by traditional SIEM solutions, before unleashing malware.
Semperis identifies attacks that bypass agent-based or log-based detection and provides autonomous rollback of suspicious activity.
Cyberattacks can bring critical infrastructure—including oil and gas distribution, water supply systems, and public health systems—to a standstill, preventing access to essential public services and threatening public safety.
Semperis cuts the time to fully recover Active Directory from days or week to minutes—speeding resumption of normal operations and closing security gaps so cybercriminals can’t attack again.