The Emerging Cyber Threats to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) - Supply Chain Cybersecurity

In a world of increasing global cybersecurity threats, organizations need to understand the nature of the threats, as well as to recognize the role that organizations play in end-to-end supply chain cybersecurity in responding to them. Critical infrastructure like energy utilities often lack a workforce with specialized skills needed to address cyber security.

In alignment with USAID's Digital Strategy, the Advancing Modern Power Through Utility Partnership (AmpUp) program hosted a knowledge-sharing webinar with Camilo Gómez, Global Cybersecurity Strategist at Yokogawa (an industry leader in Automation and Test and Measurement solutions). This webinar is the first in a ten-part series aimed at giving USAID partner-country utilities, policy-makers, and regulators a clear panorama of the relevance of cybersecurity within the electricity sector, including how to mitigate supply chain risks and monitor third-party vendor access.

Mr. Gómez discussed how to recognize indicators of threat and identify intelligence sources and potential vulnerabilities. Practical strategies to prepare for, anticipate, and respond to threats both organizationally and technically, including how to recognize cybersecurity capability in the supply chain were highlighted. This webinar illustrated why utilities should be concerned about supply chain cybersecurity, what the broad threats are, and how organizations individually and collectively contribute to responding to cybersecurity threats.



Camilo Gómez

Global Cybersecurity Strategist