Implementing Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector
Topic: Implementing Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector
Imagine you have been hired as a security consultant for EnergyA which is an electric utility company based in the USA. The company has several locations in the U.S and is responsible for supplying a large portion of electricity for the southeastern region in the U.S.
You have been charged with overseeing the implementation of cybersecurity best practices for EnergyA. In this course, you examined 10 design and security principles (Deception, Separation, Diversity, Commonality, Depth, Discretion, Collection, Correlation, Awareness, Response) in the context of national and critical infrastructure protection.
Identify any two security principles from the 10 we learned and evaluate and discuss how it can be applied to EnergyA.
Your case analysis needs to minimally address the following
The relevance of cybersecurity in the energy sector
Existing research on cybersecurity practices in the energy sector
Why you are focusing on the specific two security principles
For each security principle, identify its relevance in the energy sector
For each security principle, identify how the principle can be implemented
For each security principle, identify challenges presented in implementing it
Discussion that connects your entire analysis with the topic and future implications of cybersecurity in the energy sector