Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) consists of measures to safeguard interdependent systems, networks and assets that form the backbone of services essential to society. Examples of vital physical infrastructure include roads, bridges, airports, communication facilities, and power plants. Information-based infrastructure enables all others and is characterized by computers and networks -- especially supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems -- that operate on an interconnected basis to enable information exchange and analysis across critical functions. These include banking, electrical power generation and distribution, medical services, government emergency services, and air and surface transportation.
As the critical information infrastructure of most western nations is largely owned and operated by the private sector, we need a dynamic set of solutions, reflecting the fact that emerging threats, and the technology needed to deter them, often change faster than the regulatory process can keep up. The rapid and continuing changes inherent on the internet, combined with its global reach, demand flexible solutions that can be quickly adapted to new and evolving circumstances.
The destruction or incapacitation of physical and/or information-based infrastructures from natural disaster, cyber-attacks, or other means could cause great harm to citizens, companies and governments. The challenge of protecting critical information systems and networks is global. Today’s information infrastructure fundamentally depends upon worldwide connectivity and interoperability. It is therefore essential to approach the challenge of protecting global critical information infrastructure by adopting effective international strategies and solutions.
At Trellix, we are dedicated to making the connected world more secure. We believe that no one person, product, or organization can fight cyber adversaries alone, particularly critical infrastructure organizations that are being attacked daily by nation states and global criminal syndicates. To date, Trellix has built a strong business in key critical infrastructure sectors, including health care, government, and finance. We are also making progress in other critical sectors such as communications and energy. As part of our dedication to serving the interests of our customers, we take an active interest, and seek to influence, the public policy environments in which our customers and prospects operate as part of a larger, win-win strategy.