Topic: Implementing Cybersecurity in the Energy Sector
Imagine you have been hired as a security consultant for EnergyA which is an electric utility company based in the USA. The company has several locations in the U.S and is responsible for supplying a large portion of electricity for the Southeastern region in the U.S.
You have been charged with overseeing the implementation of cybersecurity best practices for EnergyA. In this course, you examined 10 design and security principles in the context of national and critical infrastructure protection. Identify any two security principles and evaluate and discuss how it can be applied to EnergyA.
Your case analysis needs to minimally address the following
The relevance of cybersecurity in the energy sector
Existing research on cybersecurity practices in the energy sector
Why you are focusing on the specific two security principles
For each security principle, identify its relevance in the energy sector
For each security principle, identify how the principle can be implemented
For each security principle, identify challenges presented in implementing it
Discussion that connects your entire analysis with the topic and future implications of cybersecurity in the energy sector
Your research paper should be minimally 8 pages (double space, Font – Georgia with font size 12). The research paper needs cite at least 4 peer reviewed journal/book references.
The bibliography should be included as a separate page and is not part of the 8 page requirement. Student assignments will be run through Safe Assignment. Please ensure to check the safe assignment result prior to submitting.
The research paper should include the following components.
Title Page (Not part of the minimum 8 page requirement)
Abstract (quick overview in your own words of the entire content of your paper, limited to 200-350 words)
Introduction (1-2 pages, relevance of cybersecurity in the energy sector)
Literature Review (2-4 pages, describes the research papers that you find in reference to the topic of cybersecurity in the energy sector)’
Cybersecurity Implementation (Why you are focusing on the two specific security principles; For each security principle, identify its relevance in the energy sector; For each security principle, identify how the principle can be implemented; For each security principle, identify challenges presented in implementing it)
Discussion (2-3 pages) – (Your perspectives on the topic, try to connect the security principles identified together; discuss future implications of cybersecurity in the energy sector)
Conclusion (1-2 paragraphs, This provides a final summary of your research paper)
Bibliography in APA format
Amoroso, E. G. (2012). Cyber attacks: protecting national infrastructure. Elsevier.