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Cybersecurity for critical infrastructure

Critical infrastructure solutions and industrial systems often use “off-the-shelf” web connect software, which is highly susceptible to cyber threats. However, security mechanisms to protect the infrastructure can’t disrupt critical operations that our societies rely on. The result: A perfect storm of challenges for managing critical infrastructure cybersecurity.

The threat to critical infrastructure

Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and industrial control systems (ICS) are cornerstone critical infrastructure solutions. SCADA networks were designed to deliver robust performance, reliability, flexibility, and safety of distributed control, with less attention paid to critical infrastructure cybersecurity. SCADA networks are vulnerable to disruption of service, process redirection or manipulation of operational data. A cyber-attack could result in public safety concerns or serious disruptions to the critical infrastructure of a nation or enterprise.

In critical infrastructure solutions, particularly the energy sector, increased incidences of advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been reported. To add to the problem, detection of a compromise is difficult. Hackers could access a system and operate disguised as a trusted employee for long periods of time without appropriate network security implementations.

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Computerome – The Danish National Life Science Supercomputing Center

Computerome - Supercomputer for Life Science, strengthens security with LogPoint

With LogPoint, Computerome – The Danish National Life Science Supercomputing Center has:

  • a flexible platform that can integrate with their systems at scale
  • real-time monitoring of security controls
  • real-time data analysis to early detect possible data breaches

By providing easy access and overview for administrators, auditors and regulators, LogPoint helps support the tough compliance requirements at Computerome.

LogPoint to protect critical infrastructure solutions

Highly targeted attacks in complex SCADA networks require advanced event monitoring from both the SCADA system and general IT infrastructure. This includes ERP systems, such as SAP, which are often in place in critical infrastructure. With seamless integration across systems, LogPoint collects all events in the enterprise to deliver end-to-end network security monitoring and protection.

LogPoint monitors all digital behavior and alerts you in real time when suspicious patterns arise. Its optimized search functionality and swift reporting makes LogPoint ideal for investigating threats, enabling proactive cybersecurity insights and providing a platform for ensuring compliance with industry standards.