Defending Industrial Control Systems in Depth

The proliferation of advanced cyber weapons among nation-states and cyber criminals has generated a steadily worsening threat environment for the United States and its critical infrastructure.

The threat of crippling cyber attacks against U.S. critical infrastructure presents an unprecedented challenge for the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and other organizations tasked with securing our nation’s most vital systems. Between 2011 and 2014, the United States witnessed an 82 percent increase in the number of cyber attacks targeting critical infrastructure, a trend likely to escalate over the next decade. To address the mounting capabilities gap between sophisticated cyber intruders and the increasingly outdated techniques used to protect U.S. critical infrastructure today, the federal government will need to invest in tools that provide defense in depth.

Download the GBC Issue Brief to learn:

  • How the threat to U.S. critical infrastructure has evolved over the last two decades
  • What the federal government’s current approach to defending its vital systems is, and where there is room for innovation
  • The strategies and tools that can help federal agencies achieve their missions
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