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Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure

Power Plant Smoke Stacks

Duke Energy supplies and delivers electricity to more than 7 million US customers throughout the South and Midwest. The Duke-operated Robinson Plant in South Carolina generates nuclear power and was in need of advanced cybersecurity to safeguard its critical systems. The solution had to meet competitive pricing standards while incorporating legacy operational technology.

Cybersecurity Services: Middle East Military Force

Knowing they lacked the appropriate expertise internally, a large Middle Eastern military force sought an experienced company to help establish an advanced cyber-secure operation. Following the development of a strategic roadmap, the organization required a robust solution with a readily scalable framework to expanded cybersecurity coverage.

Industrial Cybersecurity: Oil & Gas

The owner/operator of critical systems and infrastructure for large-scale energy production required redundant safety for critical control systems. The needed solution would integrate efficiently with existing diverse and distributed networks and affiliated facilities. To assure continuing cyber-resilience efficiencies, centralized monitoring and control management was also necessary.

Infrastructure Protection: TSA

TSA needed to address the unique cyber-physical security needs of both airports and railways, cover wide swaths of variously challenging terrain, and accommodate a limited budget for solution purchase, implementation and deployment. The objective was to secure six local facilities consisting of four regional airports and two rail locations.

Central Perimeter Management: US Navy

The Navy needed to provide automatic surveillance notification of criminal, insurgent or accident events for enhanced personnel protection, improved public safety and stronger critical infrastructure protection. The solution ideally could be extended to other physical assets such as areas housing confidential information.

Secure Energy Management: US Navy

The Navy required support with the implementation of the Smart Grid Program. The agency needed an enterprise-level network that efficiently integrated cyber-secure technologies to intelligently monitor and respond to industrial control system (ICS) threats. The Navy’s plan was based on three strategic tenets to achieve program goals: 1) renewable and sustainable energy sources, 2) secure and efficient energy use including demonstrable ROI, and 3) cultural and behavioral change within its population related to energy use.

Advanced Metering Infrastructure: US Navy

The solution had to establish secure wireless interconnections of building-level, advanced metering to support the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Department of Defense (DoD) installations across the country were included in the scope. The solution additionally required complex and flexible virtual LANs (VLANs) to reduce installation costs and expedite implementation.

Secure Wireless Communications for Ships

The Navy recognized that access to secure shipboard communications was imperative for optimal performance. Also, the chosen solution would have to satisfy strict cybersecurity specifications associated with Department of Defense and Navy certification and accreditation (C&A). Other challenges involved compliance with stringent shipboard requirements pertaining to EMI and standards for shock and vibration.

Wireless Reach-Back Communications

An important component of protecting homeland security is inspecting foreign ships and cargo before they are permitted to enter US waters. The Navy sought a wireless reach-back system (WRBS) that allowed boarding personnel to maintain contact during inspections.