Case Study #4: Critical Infrastructure Protection

Our team was hired by a company that manages one of the nation’s critical infrastructure sectors to conduct a risk assessment. By examining threats and vulnerabilities, we were able to identify and protect those areas that could be exploited by determined attackers or damaged by a natural disaster. During the assessment, we identified certain critical system assets that were custom-made and not readily available if they were destroyed or damaged. In fact, replacement would take many months, leaving the entire system with reduced capacity. As a result, the client was able to begin development of contingency plans for the replacement of these assets and implemented new preventative maintenance programs designed to improve the asset’s lifespan.