Report on Cyber Threats to Operational Technologies
in the Energy Sector
Understanding the cyber threats to industrial facilities has become essential as the cyber ecosystem is proving so successful in its ability to defeat them. It is from this joint observation by Thales and General Electric that the willingness to think together, in the framework of their global agreement, about the
relevant means that can be put at the service of organizations to defend themselves was born.
With proven experience in the field of cyber threat analysis and treatment and the understanding of industrial security systems in the energy sector, Thales and General Electric have chosen to combine their joint expertise to shed some light on these threats. From the smallest building block of industrial control systems to the heart of these essential systems themselves, via the supply chain of organizations and the interfacing of their IT and OT systems, the combined expertise of Thales and GE makes it possible, through this report, to consider not only the degree of threat to the sector but also the conjunctural and structural vulnerabilities that can facilitate the task of attackers.