Cities across Asia are expanding rapidly. The adoption of digital technology presents opportunities for providers of power, water, and oil and gas to drive down costs and improve service levels. However, such adoption is introducing new interdependencies and security vulnerabilities.
There is a growing call to increase levels of awareness and investment that improves the security and resilience of our most critical utility infrastructure in the face of growing and more sophisticated cyber security attacks.
The NIST Framework is built around five “Core Functions” that are intended to help organizations develop an operational culture that addresses enterprise cybersecurity risk. Each core function includes three-to-six subcategories.
Traditionally, mining companies have built their own infrastructure at greenfield sites, and due to necessity, constructed their own supporting “pit to port” infrastructure, including power and water supply schemes, roads and railways.
When mining giant Rio Tinto decided to expand its iron ore production in Pilbara region of Western Australia, they faced a problem. While the remote region accounts for more than 40 percent of the world's iron ore production, it is also one of the driest parts of the world.