Cautionary examples in the past
Probability of cyber attacks
is rapidly increasing for utilities
Many of us take our energy supply for granted. After all, without electricity, the most basic things no longer work – lights no longer turn on, the refrigerator defrosts, the Internet goes bye-bye, and even the computer can only be operated on battery power at best. A power outage causes widespread problems and becomes more serious the longer it lasts. An ongoing DDoS attack with high bandwidths has the potential to create such scenarios. Unfortunately, the past has proven that crippling cyber-attack outages are not far-fetched. Therefore, securing our energy infrastructure from malicious online threats should be a top priority.
Cyber security as a central anchor for the utilities future
For essential utilities, downtime is not an option
The utilities industry is “critical infrastructure”, and cyberattack trends show that attackers focus on companies with highly critical systems
Rollout of smart meters that enable digital measurement of consumption are potential weak points
Smart cities, power plants, control centers, and power grids can be brought to a standstill by cyber attacks. The result is “supply shortages”
Financial but also increasingly political motives for attacks
The security of smart meters is an issue, but the protection of relevant APIs is an even bigger issue
Why work with Link11?
Link11 combines all relevant protection solutions under one roof to provide impermeable cyber resilience. Our patented technology
is intelligent and constantly evolving, is fully automated, and also complies with EU data compliance in all
respects. We offer the following services:
- Protection of core services and customer networks.
- Guaranteed DDoS mitigation of up to 1 Tbps
- Complete protection against volume attacks
- Also secured against protocol floods
- Global multi-terabit network
- Bandwidths secured up to 1 Tbps in case of attack
- Additional protection against HTTP-based attacks (Layer 7)
- Clever scoring system for optimized protection performance
- AI-based whitelisting
- Zero Touch means fully automated
- Massively increased protection when combined with DDoS protection
- Secured against OWASP Top 10 threats
Increased security measures apply to critical infrastructures
In Germany, the state mandates increased security for critical infrastructures.
This regulation is anchored in the IT Security Act and provides for various types of
- A minimum level of IT security must be maintained at all costs
- The security measures used must be state of the art
- Protection of customer data must demonstrably have top priority
- Protection standards must be regularly monitored
- For operators of critical infrastructure (= KRITIS), there is a special obligation to report as soon as a security breach occurs.
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