Filling a Critical Need
(IC)3 is filling a critical need for critical infrastructure:
Security of conventional information systems is recognized as important, but is still not fully effective. The number and magnitude of recent cyber-attacks (Target, Home Depot, SONY, etc.) is growing weekly.
More important, but even less protected, is the security of our Cyber-Physical Infrastructure and IoT (Internet of Things). The computer controlled facilities that produce and deliver our electric power, oil and natural gas, chemicals, water, pharmaceuticals, food, manufactured goods, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, emergency services, and the buildings that collectively form the infrastructure of a safe and secure world civilization are dangerously exposed to cyber-attacks.
While our critical infrastructue is even more important to secure than conventional information systems, much less research in cybersecurity for critical Infrastructure has been done. This is the research being done by (IC)3.
(IC)3 is focusing on the critical cybersecurity needs for critical infrastructure in the following significant ways:
(1) Justify top management attention & adoption
(2) Define actions that can be effective & measured
(3) Define a culture of Cyber-Safety
(4) Create a forum for CSO/CISO’s to advance Cybersecurity
If you, or your organization, are involved with, or concerned about, the cybesecurity of critical infrastructure, then please examine the research you will find on this website, and become a member of (IC)3, the MIT Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Together we can build a safer world.
Why this is important to you!
White House Executive Order: “… cyber threat to critical infrastructure continues to grow and represents one of the most serious national security challenges we must confront ...”
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz: “ From producing wells to tank batteries to pipelines, computer networks are playing an increasingly important role in the operations of the nation's oil and gas industry … cyber threats continue to increase in frequency and sophistication …”
SEC Commissioner Luis A. Aguilar … warned that: “boards that choose to ignore, or minimize the importance of cybersecurity oversight responsibility, do so at their own peril …”
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