Infrastructure Protection

Week 7

 

While we have looked broadly at critical infrastructure in internal tutorials, we are going to specifically analysed the Ukraine power outage and recent attacks in NSW.

 

Firstly, watch the video of Catalyst report on critical infrastructure, read about the cyber-attacks that happened in Ukraine and domestically, and finally have a look at the Thales White Paper on protecting critical infrastructure.

 

Questions

 

 

  1. Do you believe that the nightmare scenario of a foreign adversary shutting down the power, turning off banking systems or physically damaging crucial infrastructure will happen to Australia? Give reasons for your opinion.

 

  1. If such an event occurred and resulted in the loss of civilian life, is this a red line that would justify military retaliation or still within the limits of a diplomatic option?

 

  1. What are some of the main hindrances to securing SCADA systems?

 

 

Video

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/3780304.htm

 

Cyber-attacks that happened in Ukraine and domestically

https://www.wired.com/2016/03/inside-cunning-unprecedented-hack-ukraines-power-grid/

 

Thales white paper on protecting national infrastructure

 

 

 

Last Updated on February 10, 2019