Industries

Overview

Deep Secure offers substantive security for all industry sectors, because every organisation has its particular flavour of digital “crown jewels” that need “no fail” protection. Go deeper into how Deep Secure can offer your organisation total protection from breaches.

Defence and Intelligence

Protecting national security from espionage has made cyber defence the fifth pillar for nation states.

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Energy

Often quasi-political in nature, cyber attacks against this industry have become highly dynamic with a growing cyber-terrorism concern.

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Financial Services

Organised crime relentlessly follows the money.

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Government

Nation states like to know how to accelerate their strategic objectives.

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Healthcare

The significant amount of personal data in this industry makes for a highly targeted sector.

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Manufacturing

Technology reliant manufacturing, combined with high value IP makes this industry a lucrative hunting ground.

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Retail

Organised crime tenaciously pursues the weak links around retail transactions.

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Transport and Travel

Cyber terrorists are beginning to threaten strategic transport links and associated travel infrastructure.

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Defence and Intelligence

Protecting national security from espionage has made cyber defence the fifth pillar for nation states.

The adversaries here are seriously good at evading your controls. As strategic defence systems are procured through commercial defence companies then the weakest link becomes particularly important.

Keeping state secrets truly secret, requires the most substantive military grade cyber security protection available. Nation state adversaries are highly active in looking for strategic political advantage in peacetime, and methods of offensive cyber exploitation and damage during times of escalation. The digital nature of the Defence and Intelligence agencies mean that they can never let their guard down for even one moment. The nation state cyber attackers are world-class in capability and are backed by significant state resources and R&D knowledge transfer. The nature of the classified information systems being defended means there is no room for error – NO FAIL and NO LOSS – so threat reduction is not appropriate, instead you have to remove the threat entirely.

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Energy

Often quasi-political in nature, cyber attacks against this industry have become highly dynamic with a growing cyber-terrorism concern.

The Energy sector is large and diverse, encompassing energy explorers, producers, and power generators. Many of the organisations in this sector are classified by their respective nation states as ‘Critical National Infrastructure providers’ due to the strategic importance to their wider economies.  Continuity of supply availability is under threat, typically from sophisticated nation state actors, whilst threats to utilities are focused on the significant amount of personal data they hold, which is highly attractive to criminal syndicates. The protection of operational technology interfaces to traditional IT are critical in this sector, as is defending against web application attacks which are particularly prevalent. Conversely, energy explorers need to guard their IP, encapsulated in exploration data, from theft. No cyber risk can be tolerated in this sector.

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Financial Services

Organised crime relentlessly follows the money.

Organisations within the Financial Services sector continue to be under attack from the most sophisticated organized crime syndicates on the planet. These groups have their own R&D capability, are tenacious, and patient. They will take their time undertaking reconnaissance, often bribing insiders to assist in their activities. Sophisticated application attacks are a feature in this sector, from front- and back-end transactions, straight through to processing; attack groups use advanced command and control techniques to help execute financial theft. Card skimming and related fraud remains a prevalent threat for the sector.

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Government

Nation states like to know how best to accelerate their strategic objectives.

Organisations within Government public sectors are of strategic importance to a nation’s economic well being. Government is the central hub for wealth distribution, collecting taxes, and re-distributing to public service departments in order to support GDP growth.

Enormous amounts of money flow around digital Public Sector eco-systems meaning that they are targets for fraudulent misappropriation of funds by organised crime syndicates. Whilst most central Government departments are well defended from cyber attack, many of the smaller departments and the state and local organisations are much less protected due to more constrained cyber security budgets; many become low-hanging fruit for cyber criminal gangs who are increasingly mounting phishing, ransomware, and whaling cyber attacks.

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Healthcare

The significant amount of personal data in this industry makes for a highly targeted sector.

Organisations within the healthcare sector continue to digitize their operations to realise efficiency gains. In doing so, they face an increasing threat from cyber criminals who are targeting personal healthcare records (PHR) due to the resale value on the dark web. Illicitly gained credit card records have a limited shelf-life, whereas PHR contain non-time-sensitive personally identifiable information that enables follow-on crimes such as fraud, identity theft, and extortion. Increasingly, Healthcare organisations are also seen as low-hanging fruit for cyber criminals who use ransomware to extort financial gains in return for unlocking data they have deliberately made unavailable.

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Manufacturing

Technology reliant manufacturing, combined with high value IP makes this industry a lucrative hunting ground.

The manufacturing sector in the digital economy is characterised by advanced production automation and processes. It is very diverse in nature; we count sub-sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, High-tech electronics, Defence, Engineering, Food processing, and Car producers in this group. Competitive advantage is gained by deploying winning intellectual property (IP), the theft of which represents a major threat to your business. The primary threat comes from nation state sponsored cyber-espionage, highly capable groups targeting the theft of IP, geared towards knowledge transfer into their respective domestic economies. A secondary, but fast emerging and growing threat is whaling, where senior executives can be duped into releasing funds into the the wrong hands.

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Retail

Organised crime tenaciously pursues the weak links around retail transactions.

Organisations within the Retail sector continue to grow the amount of sensitive customer and credit card data that they hold. Some of this is driven by a seemingly insatiable thirst for competitive advantage using big data analytics techniques in order to more effectively market to customers. This stems from the fact that online transactions continue to grow.

Point-of-sale (PoS) systems for Retail are under threat and are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks from the most sophisticated attack groups to second-tier crime syndicates. These groups are interested in harvesting and re-directing vast amounts of transactional data quickly and efficiently.

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Transport and Travel

Cyber terrorists are beginning to threaten strategic transport links and associated infrastructure.

The Transport and Travel sector is extensive in nature, ranging from hotels and hospitality, to land, sea, air and space transportation infrastructure. Accordingly, the threats against this sector range from targeted attacks by crime syndicates against point-of-sale (PoS) through to a more emergent and sinister threat from cyber terrorists mounting attacks against strategic transportation links.

It is becoming increasing clear that national transportation agencies are realising that risk reduction strategies are not good enough around mass transportation systems, risk elimination is the only option, since the agencies need to retain complete control of their command and communication infrastructure. Furthermore, transport carriers and operators are beginning to realise the vulnerability of not deploying separate safe zones for vehicle and vessel control, and ancillary services for passengers and crew.

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