Protection of Critical National Infrastructures
Dr. Leandros A. Maglaras, National Cyber Security Authority of Greece
A major target of cyber-attacks is a country's Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) such as ports, hospitals, water, gas and electricity producers. The protection of CNIs has become an essential concern for Industrial Control Systems (ICS) operators, even more so as a result of a series of recent successful cyber-attacks against several targets, such as electric power substations and distribution grids, sewage processing units or even nuclear power plants. These attacks affect a substantial number of persons, potentially causing significant damage and ultimately threatening human lives. In this talk, we will discuss about regulations, directives (such as the NIS directive) and policies that may be used to tackle cyber-attacks to CNIs along with practical measures that need to be taken in order for these regulations to be effective.