Select Page
energie

Fight against cyber attacks in the energy sector with Brainwave GRC

energie

Brainwave GRC helps you anticipate security risks 

 

  • Fighting  against cyber attacks

  • Cybersecurity

  • Sensitization

 

The energy sector, particularly oil and gas, has become the target of choice for many hackers – both economic and strategic. These increasingly frequent external attacks can quickly impact multiple sectors or an entire nation by shutting down the electrical grid, as occurred following recent cyberattacks in Ukraine and Israel.

According to a senior official at the NSA, 41% of cyberattacks today are aimed at energy players. Despite this, according to a study by Ernst & Young, 46% of those surveyed in the sector are concerned about their organizations’ lack of cybersecurity awareness.

Knowing this, the energy sector should move quickly to protect itself and face these growing risks, which could have significant economic, financial, and political repercussions.

Brainwave problématique

PROTECT YOUR INFRASTRUCTURES

 

Automate your access reviews with Brainwave GRC

Challenges facing the sector

Complex environments

The organization and information systems of energy players are complex financial, HR, and technological environments. They often involve tens or hundreds of thousands of individuals, including numerous subcontractors, carrying out financial transactions significant both for their size and for the energy resources they deliver. Because of this, their information systems are just as complex, structured according to the varied needs of the organization, but inevitably allowing only a fragmented picture of the organization.

Solutions

Easily know and manage your environment

The management and securing of large, complex environments is possible with the Brainwave solution because it gives you a global and accurate view of your information system and identified risks, as well as allowing you to easily and effectively manage your access rights.

All of the company’s data, including HR data, is collected and treated automatically to supply a 360° view of the organization’s information and risks, through customizable control panels, reports, and the natural language navigation platform. Management is simplified even more from the automation of access rights reviews and remediation processes through workflows.

Sensitive business processes and supply chains

Electric and hydraulic network infrastructure, dams, nuclear power plants, petroleum and gas installations, energy actors must protect their installations and very sensitive business processes because they involve assets of high financial and economic value.

Among these business processes, the delivery supply chains of energy resources, for example, must be structured and secured by robust segregation of duties (SoD) controls. Despite this, many businesses have a hard time defining relevant and robust SoD matrices because they do not have all the necessary information and have no vision of the risks involved in these processes.

Secure your sensitive processes and assets

The Brainwave solution allows the securing of your sensitive business processes and assets, especially of certain supply chains and energy supply processes, thanks to numerous workflows and an overall vision of the information and risks to ease the application of SoD controls.

Besides detecting unusual situations or user behavior, the solution allows you to highlight the conflicts in separation of tasks throughout a whole business process, not just around a single application or ERP.

A technological and business shift

Like many other sectors, the energy and utilities sector is in the midst of a digital transformation, especially since arrival of smart meters and the growth in Internet of Things in the energy chain. These disruptions are inevitable but often bring additional risks, as the systems have strong exterior protections but very weak interior security systems.

To ensure a successful transformation without increasing their vulnerability to external attacks, energy players must adopt new solutions and become more robust and agile in the face of internal and external cyber risks.

Ensure protection and operational security

The Brainwave GRC solution ensures the success of your digital transformation, your transition to the cloud, or to smart meters, ensuring both data security and the operational efficiency of your business. The solution allows you to automate the processes of reviewing access rights and remediation so that those responsible may perform this compliance task quickly and effectively.

The gains in time and security are even greater given that those responsible only need to verify the changes since the previous review, because each process is contextualized to give each manager a real view of their own organization or department.

Increasing external threats

Energy actors are often defenseless in the face of increasing cyberattacks, since many are not prepared for such threats, which can easily penetrate their information systems and paralyze their networks or trigger data leaks with devastating consequences.

Prevent fraud and data leak risks

Brainwave GRC allows rapid and effective detection of any unusual behavior or situation in order to control the risk of fraud, data leakage, or cyberattacks within your organization. For example, user activity will be flagged if it differs significantly from that of their peers—the other members of their team or management—or if their rights do not match the rights theoretically given to their position. Privileged accounts and attempts at fraud or cyberattacks may then be detected, and the development of new risks can be analyzed in real time

BRAINWAVE GRC SOLUTIONS TAILORED TO YOUR INDUSTRY AND YOUR JOB

Take a look at your needs by Industry

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION - REGULATORY COMPLIANCE - FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD 

The Insurance sector is chaging very fast. With an increasing regulatory pressure, insurers need to face multiple challenges such as conducting properly their digital transformation without security imperatives impending operational efficiency, the management of sensitive business processes and fighting against cyber attacks. 

Assurance

Visit the insurance sector page  

REGULATORY COMPLIANCE - SENSITIVE DATA - DIGITALIZATION

The banking sector faces multiple challenges today: intensification of compliance requirements, wide spread digitalization, imperative of protecting sensitive assets, preventing data breaches, etc.

Banque

Visit the banking sector page  

FIGHTING  AGAINST CYBER ATTACKS – CYBER SECURITY 

The energy industry has quickly become a privileged target for hackers, especially petroleum and gas industries. These external attacks are becoming more common, and they can quickly impact all or part of an entire country by shutting down the electrical grid, like the hackings in Ukraine and Israel, for example. 

Energie

Visit the energy sector page  

OPENING IT SYSTEM - SECURING LOGISTICS CHAINS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 

The manufacturing industry, now rapidly changing, is faced with many strategic issues, both circumstantial and structural. The proliferation of unstructured data, logistics chains’ sensitivity (particularly to fraud risk), the size of the organizations, and the importance of protection for information systems are all major current challenges for the industry players.

Industrie

Visit the manufacturing sector page  

CYBER ATTACKS – LEGISLATION ISSUES – DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The increasing number of cyber attacks on hospitals and health facilities in general, as in the hacking of the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, implies higher risks of fraud, data breach, and external attacks for the entire sector, without any recourse for stakeholders to better protect themselves.

Santé

Visit the healthcare sector page  

CYBER ATTACKS – SENSITIVE DATA AND PROCESSES - REPUTATION

Currently, trading activity is faced with more and more cyber security risks, at the height of the financial and economic issues connected to it. The financial consequences and impact of a cyber attack on the reputation of the companies involved represent increasingly significant risks. The industry players are starting to take action against these risks.

Trading

Visit the trading sector page  

Take a look at your needs by job title

SECURITY POLICY -  RISK MAPPING - OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY 

The "security" topic within a business is often taken in charge by the CISO and CSO's collaboration, when both actors are present. Yhe definition of the security policy and the risk mapping, conducted by the CISO, define the path to follow fot the policy's implementation, this being the CSO's responsability.  RSSI

Visit the CISO and CSO page  

OPERATIONAL EFFICENCY - PERFORMANCE – GOALS

The operational plan's efficency and the IT function's performance are the CIO's first priorities. In this context, IT security is often perceived as a constraint. Nevertheless, not considering enough IT security issues can rapidly impact IT teams' operational efficiency. 

CIO

Visit the CIO page  

ENSURE OPERATIONAL FUNCTIONING AND SECURING WITHIN THE SCOPE OF YOUR BUSINESS.

Each application and infrastructure manager within the organization must ensure operational maintenance within their scope. They must also operate level 1 controls to implement internal control plans and respond to any auditor request.

Responsable-Infra

Visit the Infrastructure manager page   

COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS, ANALYSIS, RISK GOVERNANCE

The current challenges present in IT auditing are manifold: verification of the integrity of data and systems, verification of compliance with internal policies and regulations, detection of drifts, etc. In addition to monitoring regulatory compliance, audit is taking on a role that is increasingly complementary to data security: are the organization’s resources and data being used appropriately and by legitimate users?

Auditeur

Visit the auditor page  

COMPLIANCE – RISK MANAGEMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF ACTIVITIES – RESOURCES – PROCESSES

Internal control has now a vast scope of responsibilities: compliance checks, the definition and proper application of segregation of duties (SoD) matrices, control plans’ implementation and the resulting KPIs, remediation processes’ implementation, etc.

Contrôleur-Interne

Visit the internal control inspector page  

PERFORMANCE – OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY – SECURITY OF THE DEPARTMENT

Any supervisor of a department or business unit is primarily responsible for organizational efficiency and ensuring that objectives are achieved. The challenges that you face today include access rights review of your teams, fulfilling regulatory compliance requirements, and being aware of security risks such as internal fraud.

Manager

Visit the manager page  

FIGHT AGAINST FRAUD - ENSURE OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL EFFICIENCY

"Fake president" scams, information theft, internal fraud... Never have finance departments had so much to worry about in terms of IT resources misappropriation. These forms of embezzlement present known risks to organizations’ image and profitability.  Statutory Auditors are increasingly demanding in their audits, and they point out systematically failures regarding control monitoring, which are becoming increasingly difficult to ignore.

Directeur-Financier

Visit the CFO and CRO page  

GROWTH - RISKS - DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION 

Information thefts, confidential data breaches, internal fraud... Never have financial departments have had to worry as mcuh regarding proven and potential risks threatening their organization's profitability and reputation. External auditors are more and more demanding in verifications and highlight more and more failures to comply to control obligations, becoming impossible to ignore any longer.

Inspection-DG

Visit the general management page  

Share This