Information Security and the National Infrastructure

Read the Infosecurity magazine article Using Information Security to Protect Critical National Infrastructure: Energy Sector is Hackers Biggest Target, located at :

http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/2310/using-information-security-to-protect-critical-national-infrastructure-energy-sector-is-hackers-biggest-target-/.

Write a two to four (2-4) page paper in which you:

Explain in your own words the information security concerns that exist in protecting the United States national infrastructure.
Describe why the author of the article says that oil and gas industries are prime targets for cybercriminals more than other infrastructures and state whether or not you agree and why.

Conclude why there is a need to regulate SCADA and industrial control systems and why there is concern that this is not being dealt with appropriately.
Using the Internet find a recent article, within the last 6 months, that either supports the need for regulating SCADA or that discusses a recent attack. Discuss how this article validates the need for tighter controls.
Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.

Reference no: EM132069492

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