Reducing Cyber Risks in Critical InfrastructureBrian Harrell Discusses the Problem Areas
Outdated policies, lax regulatory oversight and bureaucracy have stunted more advanced cybersecurity investments at some organizations that provide the nation's critical infrastructure, says Brian Harrell, the former director of critical infrastructure protection at the North American Electric Reliability Corp.
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In this video interview about the challenges of security critical infrastructure in the private sector at Information Security Media Group's recent Washington Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit, Harrell also discusses:
- The primary cybersecurity areas where critical infrastructure owners and operators are struggling the most;
- Why certain sectors are at greatest risk, because of outdated policies and limited regulatory oversight; and
- Howd threat intelligence sharing across critical infrastructure sectors is helping to improve cybersecurity.
Harrell is a director of the energy practice at Navigant, where he focuses on risk mitigation, protective measures and compliance guidance. Previously, he was the director of the NERC Electricity Sector Information Sharing and Analysis Center, where he led efforts to provide timely threat and risk information to over 1,900 bulk power system owners/operators and government stakeholders.
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