Critical Infrastructure

Hackers are relentlessly targeting critical infrastructure around the world, compromising industrial control systems (ICSs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems that run such infrastructure. In 2010, the Stuxnet worm infiltrated SCADA systems, damaging Iraq’s nuclear power system. Five years later, the Ukraine BlackEnergy Power Grid hack left its mark as the first cyberattack to bring down a power grid. However, critical infrastructure extends beyond the power grid to include other sectors such as defense, manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, water and food production, to name a few.

Key Critical Infrastructure Industry Challenges


The security teams that are in place tend to be overwhelmed by a flood of alerts and often don’t have adequate representation at the C-level to gain visibility and support for important initiatives. To optimize the resources they do have, security teams need a way to understand and prioritize threat data and alerts within the context of their organization.


Multi-vector attacks are on the rise and are more difficult to protect against. The attack surface is also increasing because critical infrastructure providers are rapidly moving to the cloud and adopting mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In order to protect their digital landscape against threats, organizations need visibility across the entire infrastructure and must be able to continuously re-evaluate and reprioritize threat intelligence.


Many ICSs and SCADA systems have been in place for years and lack the security necessary to deal with modern threats. Despite increased attacks targeting critical infrastructure, protection has not increased and, in fact, is more tenuous as Internet connectivity across devices and systems proliferates without fully considering its security. Although they have different goals, processes, tools and languages, Information Technology and Operational Technology (OT) personnel need a way to collaborate as their environments begin to converge.


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ThreatQ Brings Order to Critical Infrastructure Security Operations


all sources of external (e.g., OSINT) and internal (e.g., SIEM) threat intelligence and vulnerability data in a central repository.


situational awareness of the entire infrastructure (on-premises, cloud, IoT, mobile and legacy systems) by integrating vulnerability data and threat intelligence in the context of active threats.


noise and alert fatigue and easily navigate through vast amounts of threat data to focus on critical assets and vulnerabilities.


what matters most for your environment and reprioritize automatically as new data and learnings are available.


for malicious activity which may signal malicious activity, denial of service attacks and other disruptions and potential harm to customers, employees and constituents.


beyond protection to include detection, response and recovery.


and response to attacks through collaborative threat analysis that enables shared understanding and coordinated response.


push relevant threat intelligence to detection and response tools.


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The Power of ThreatQ

The ThreatQ Platform has taken a data-driven approach to security operations. This approach allows security teams to prioritize based on threat and risk, collaborate across teams, automate actions and workflows and integrate point products into a single security infrastructure.


Learn how ThreatQ supports different use cases: