Chapter 3 Threats and Impacts

Utility Companies and Beyond

Information in This Chapter

  • Confidentiality

  • Integrity

  • Availability

We discussed the threats and their impact to consumers in the last chapter, but now let us focus on those that are relevant to utility companies, businesses, and governments. Some of these threats are similar, some are unique, but attacks against utility companies, businesses, and governments will have a broader impact than attacks against consumers.

The threats are broken down into the components of the CIA triad, depicted in Figure 3.1 below: confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The impact of these threats is presented in a hypothetical scenario format. However, these threats and their impact ...

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