Utilities

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Utilities

Energy supply plays an essential role in any country and is therefore classified by governments as critical
infrastructure. The failure of the the energy supply initiates a chain reaction that quickly affects all connected customers
and causes major outages and disruptions in everyday life. However, critical infrastructure and particularly important web
applications can be effectively secured by Link11 protection solutions.

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Probability of cyber attacks
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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.

With Link11’s DDoS Protection, not only the energy infrastructure, but all the web applications running on it can be fortified against harmful attacks.

Cyber security as a central anchor for the future

Challenges

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

Risks

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:

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Infrastucture DDoS
Protection

  • 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
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Web DDoS
Protection

  • 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
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Zero Touch
WAF

  • AI-based whitelisting
  • Zero-touch means fully automated
  • Massively increased protection when combined with DDoS protection
  • Secured against OWASP Top 10 threats
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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
protection:
  • 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.

We have compiled all the information relating to the IT Security Act. You can find it on our security blog.

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