Development department on Cyber Security.

Produce a 2500 (+/-10%) words report analysing selected case study/-ies on cyber security incidents in the Critical Infrastructure for a given industry of your choosing (such as, Water, Energy, Telecomms, Oil, Gas Electric…) Choose only one industry.

Your research should draw information from real world case studies (e.g. Stuxnet, Flame, Ukrainian Power Grid, Wannacry etc.) and relevant papers of high quality; however these should not be the sole bases of your report.

You are working as an independent consultant for a Cyber Security firm that operates a Research and Development department on Cyber Security in Industrial Control Systems. The firm wants to gather intelligence on cyber security in Critical Systems in order to come up with new products and solutions. Your assignment is to do research in this area and produce a report that addresses the firm’s needs. In particular, your research will focus on:

1. The analysis of the current threat landscape in cyber physical control systems used in the Critical Infrastructure for a given industry of you choosing.

2. The analysis and evaluation of current cyber-security approaches in the field.

3. Ways to improve current cyber security approaches, analysing their impact on the system.

4. Produce a topological map identifying the location of interventions you would apply (Section 2 and 3).
I have attached the files that you may need. Please read the (Task Specification) file,It contains useful information that you will need to write the report. Regarding the references and citations, I would like them to be Harvard-style,

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The second instance is Flame which is another exceedingly state-of-the-art cyber weapon that was aimed at attacking telecommunications networks inside the Middle East. It was discovered in 2012 and is believed to have been developed by a nation-state for cyber espionage purposes (Atrews, 2020). Flame could record audio conversations, steal sensitive records, take screenshots, and intercept network and communication traffic. It targeted telecommunication providers to gain unauthorized rights of entry into their networks and accumulate valuable intelligence. The discovery of Flame highlighted the need for strong security features to defend telecommunications networks from advanced and continual threats.

The third instance is the 2015 Ukrainian Power Grid Attack, wherein a cyber-attack targeted the power grid in Ukraine, resulting in a massive blackout that affected many citizens. The incident was attributed to a Russian state-funded institution and involved malware that was designed to disrupt industrial control systems, together with those used in telecommunications

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