Critical infrastructures

Critical infrastructures cybersecurity

Critical infrastructure protection against cyber attacks

Cybersecurity affects enterprises and authorities alike, because a successful attack can cause enormous consequences. Cybersecurity is of particular importance for operators of so-called critical infrastructures. This includes such critical Infrastructure sectors as energy and energy-related water supply companies, hospitals, banks, insurance companies and public authorities. Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity offers critical Infrastructure protection for any operator of critical infrastructures to become compliant with industry-specific security standards.

Critical infrastructure solutions for public authorities

Public authorities and public administration become the target of cyber-attacks to disrupt critical infrastructures, undermine the government's ability to act and manipulate public opinion. At the same time, citizens today also expect convenient and simple digital services from the public administration.

A fulltime service and the guarantee of public safety can only succeed with secure, resilient IT, secure networks and communication channels. The communications of government agencies, ministries and the police are subject to specific security requirements and need security against complex cyber threats.

Critical infrastructure cybersecurity for public administration and the civil service

Our Critical infrastructure solutions have an approval for classified communication according to national, European and NATO security levels and are free of backdoors. We provide you with technical support with our proven team of experts in Germany and France.

We support you with:

  • Reliable digital services and communication services for digital citizens
  • Critical infrastructure solutions for critical networks and infrastructures and
  • Proactively protecting web applications and endpoints from new cyber threats.

Critical infrastructure protection for healthcare

The health sector is intertwined with other areas through the telematics infrastructure. That is why secure, comprehensive communication in this critical infrastructure is essential. Medical institutions digitize medication plans and emergency data management at an increasing rate. This is the case with the ePA (electronic health record). Starting in 2021 in Germany, it obliges health insurance companies to provide insured persons with an electronic patient file, including hospital data. However, digital health applications also make it clear that critical infrastructure protection is crucial for healthcare.

"64 % of German hospitals have already been victims of a hacker attack. This includes both active "attacks" through the Internet as well as careless use of infiltrated viruses or Trojans."
Roland Berger hospital study (German only)

We support you with:

  • Compliance with data protection requirements (GDPR) on patient information (personal) data.
  • Encryption of data traffic between different locations.
  • The secure exchange of sensitive data and information.
  • The effective protection of your digital health applications.
  • Protection of administrative computers and the hospital network from external attacks, such as ransomware, through our secure browser strategy.
  • Protecting data stored on servers and in clouds from unauthorized internal and external access.

Critical infrastructure protection for the energy sector

Digitalization in the energy industry is leading to the use of intelligent and automated systems worldwide for the management of power generation, transmission and consumption. Connected systems and smart meters simplify data transfer processes between different locations. By linking IT and operational technology (OT) in energy, environmental and utility organizations, new threat actors are exploiting connected systems of this critical infrastructure industry for targeted attacks.

We support you with:

  • Secure, cross-site connections between sites.
  • Tailor-made, scalable solutions for critical infrastructure operators.
  • Secure remote access.
  • Protection against malware.
  • Complying with data protection and integrity.

Critical infrastructure protection for financial services and the banking industry

In order to provide reliable services, financial institutions, banks and insurance companies need critical Infrastructure protection by securing their networks, in which their own facilities as well as external companies are integrated. They must ensure that all data in motion is secure. This applies when sensitive information about financial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, or personal data is involved. You are obliged to comply with current and future IT security and data protection legislation, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) or the Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity enables large enterprises in the finance and insurance industry. This includes FinTech and InsureTech start-ups to build secure networks, exchange information securely, protect and manage their data.

We support you with:

  • Innovative network security solutions that protect your cross-site connections from attack and tampering.
  • Data rooms for secure information exchange, also in the cloud, and solutions for application security that enable your customers and you to use your services safely.

Critical Infrastructure protection for transportation and logistics

An IT network often connects production sites within the realm of logistics companies. A successful cyber attack would be critical. The logistics sector is also highly fragmented: In addition to large companies, increasingly smaller companies are also involved in the supply chain. In the future, customers, carriers, stakeholders and shipping companies in the logistics and transport industry will increasingly demand confidentiality of product and transport data. They ask even more for transport reliability, compliance with security regulations and, of course, critical iInfrastructure protection.

A well thought-out IT security strategy with proactive cybersecurity solutions will then represent an important competitive advantage.

We support you with:

Featured content for critical infrastructure

E-Book cybersecurity in healthcare

Our brochure IT SECURITY IN HEALTHCARE informs you comprehensively about the "ecosystem IT security".

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Whitepaper cybersecurity in the energy sector

Learn in our whitepaper how to provide and realize the secure transmission of data in modern networks, companies and authorities are implementing an indispensable IT security element.

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Webinar secure remote workstation

Learn in this webinar how you can secure your mobile devices with our software-based and BSI-certified VPN client (Only available in German).

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Case Study: Secure browsing for government agencies

Learn in this case study how the city of Dresden protects the network from malware and cyber attacks.

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