Deception Technology for the Energy Sector - Attivo Networks

Security Solutions for the Energy Sector

Prevent and defend against threats targeting Operational Technology environments.

Overview

Energy sector cyber attacks are on the rise. As one of the sixteen national critical infrastructure sectors, it is vital that the energy industry adequately defend themselves from ransomware attacks, industrial espionage and state sponsored attacks.

Energy companies across the board are adopting a defense-in-depth approach to cybersecurity that reduces risk with each effective layer of protection and combines a mix of defensive and offensive measures for maximum protection against a breach.

Early and accurate visibility, lateral movement prevention and detection arm energy companies with a proactive defense, reducing their attack surface, and increasing an attacker’s cost and complexity to effectively derail their effort.

Why Visibility, Prevention and Detection are Essential For Energy

Rising Cybercrime Costs

COST OF CYBERCRIME TO ENERGY SECTOR

Average cost of a breach in an industrial plant:
6.4 million

— PONEMON

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RISK OF BEING COMPROMISED

68 % of oil and gas companies report having been breached

— SIEMENS

Mitigate Cyber Risk

MITIGATE CYBER RISKS

61 % of energy companies report having difficulty mitigating cyber risks across the oil and gas value chain

— PONEMON

ICS-SCADA

THREAT TO ICS & SCADA

71.49% of vulnerabilities discovered in ICS systems are exploited through a network attack vector

— Claroty

Benefits

Energy organizations choose Attivo Networks ® security solutions for:

Visibility & Prevention

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Identity Risk Visibility

Continuous visibility to credential, AD objects, and cloud entitlement exposures including health scores and topographical maps

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AD Attack & Risk Visibility

Over 200 checks to assess Active Directory risk and vulnerabilities and live attack detection

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Credential & Entitlement Risk Visibility

Unequaled visibility to identity and entitlement exposures at endpoints, Active Directory, and the cloud.

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Attack Surface Reduction

Visibility to exposures and attack paths for prompt remediation and reduction of the attack surface across the enterprise.

Detection & Protection

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Ransomware & APT Derailment

Prevent & detect credential misuse, privilege escalation, and lateral movement with visibility, data cloaking, misdirection, and decoy.

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Identity Detection & Response

Unequaled visibility to identity and entitlement exposures at endpoints, Active Directory, and the cloud.

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Credential Protection

Protect against credential theft and misuse with credential cloaking, lures, and misdirections.

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Endpoint Detection

Boost endpoint detection performance by an average of 42% with protection against credential, AD, and APT attacks.

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Lateral Movement Detection

Detection for stage 2 attacks including discovery, reconnaissance, credential theft and privilege escalation techniques.

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Decoy & Threat Intelligence

Create an active defense by adding in decoys to obfuscate the attack surface and gain company-centric threat intelligence.

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Fulfill compliance

Prepare for and satisfy audit and compliance requirements with on-demand assessments and continuous AD pen testing.

Use Cases for the Energy Industry

— Detect discovery activity
— Not reliant on signatures to detect attacks
— No pattern matching or database look up

— In-network threat detection
— Detect early reconnaissance
— Detect lateral movement
— Detect activities used to maintain presence

- Continuous visibility to exposures and misconfigurations in Active Directory
- Detect threats and stop attacks in real-time
- Reduce Active Directory attack surface
- Add detection efficiency without needing privileged access or touching production Active Directory

— Decoys can be deployed to mimic production HMIs
— Decoys include deceptive data that further distracts/confuses/redirects
— When decoys are engaged, events and alerts are immediately generated
— Wastes the attacker’s time, keeping them away from critical infrastructure

— Demonstrate in-network detection
— Forensics to demonstrate resolution

— Misdirect attacks away from production data
— DecoyDocs for counterintelligence on attacker intent
— Hide and deny access to sensitive data and storage

— Detects across every attack surface
— User Network
— Data Center
— Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google, OpenStack)
— Specialized: IOT, ICS, POS

Protecting an Energy Utility Company’s Critical Assets with Deception Technology

Managing Cyber Risk in the Electric Power Sector

Protecting an Energy Utility Company’s Critical Assets with Deception Technology

Company

A large Public Energy Utility Company

Situation

Information security management believed existing defenses provided inadequate detection and reporting capability in the event of a compromise.

Outcome

The Attivo ThreatDefend® platform provided visibility into misconfigurations, early detection of threats and actionable alerts for efficient incident response.

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Resources

Solution Brief
Attivo Networks Detects In-Network Attack at Major Petrochemical Company
Solution Brief
Industrial Control System Cybersecurity is a Critical Component of Safety, So Why Do We Leave the Door Unlocked?
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Safeguarding Infrastructure, Deception Technology is a Critical Piece of the Puzzle
Case Study: Major Energy Provider chooses Deception Technology to Better Protect Critical Assets
Deception for Attack Detection of IoT Devices
Deception Defense Platform for Cyber-Physical Systems – Pacific Northwest National Lab

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