Cybersecurity for the Power Industry
Does your cybersecurity solution specialize in serving the power and energy industry? How do you know your vendor understands the threats you face? Power industry records contain a wealth of exploitable information, and many hackers assume you aren’t doing enough to protect it.
Cyberattacks target credit card details, personally identifiable information, and other data. And since almost everyone pays for power, no consumers are immune to having their data stolen. But it doesn’t end there.
Power companies protect some of the world’s most important infrastructure. Security teams must keep close guard over who has access to critical controls. Whenever a power company modernizes its systems, new risks are introduced just when employees are trying to learn new systems. Proactive power companies rely on specialized security partners to pinpoint the threats that others overlook.
Contextual Security protects the power industry through cybersecurity consulting and support.
Energy Cybersecurity Consulting
Complete IT security is a dynamic and complex goal. We work with you to evaluate your performance and close system gaps. Our power industry cybersecurity consulting services include:
- Internal and external penetration testing
- Gap analysis
- Web assessment
- Firewall circumvention testing
- Social engineering trials
- Wireless network integrity
- Security architecture review
- Secure network design and testing
- Incident response
Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards
As a Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC) approved by the PCI Security Standards Council, Contextual Security certifies that your credit card processing system meets stringent PCI standards.
Based on our findings, we can also recommend updates to your IT policies and procedures to keep your systems secure.
Benefits for Power Companies
Every stolen credit card costs energy companies an average of $148.* Power companies and co-ops hold thousands of records, so data breaches quickly become expensive.
Worse, high-profile hacks often permanently damage power companies’ relationships with their customers. It’s hard to calculate the cost of lost business and an antagonistic public. Robust security is a fundamental power company investment in today’s risk environment.
*2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, Ponemon Institute, June 2016