Protecting vital infrastructure
The ability to remotely access Industrial Control Systems and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (ICS/SCADA) exposes these vital systems to an increasingly dangerous environment where thousands of cyber attacks per hour are the norm. Bechtel’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Security Laboratory focuses on protecting large-scale industrial and infrastructure systems that support critical infrastructure such as equipment that controls government facilities, power plants, water treatment plants, or mass transit systems.
The lab will help fill critical security gaps between software and hardware manufacturers, and plant operations – and provide expertise in the U.S. government’s National Institute of Standards and Technology Risk Management Framework (NIST-RMF).
The lab will be able to test vulnerabilities of these systems on simulated and real-world equipment they control in a safe environment and will serve as a proving ground for producing robust systems for use at customer facilities. As a multinational company, Bechtel’s ability to move and procure equipment from key markets will support this testing.