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Potential points for criminal activity

In this video, we consider potential points for criminal activity across different networks.

Watch this video for some examples on potential points for criminal activity.

CI Interdependencies: Water

Here is an illustration that gives a partial view of the impact of a compromise on the Water services. Imagine there was an exploit of a vulnerability that impacts the availability of the water services. You can see all the sectors that are impacted. If the availability is impacted across a few days, the scale of the damage will grow exponentially.

A partial view of the impact of a compromise on the water services. The diagram shows the further impact on supported systems following an attack on a water system. This includes electric power, health care, transportation, EMS/Fire/Medical, telecommunications, and impact on energy services: petroleum liquid and natural gas.(Click to expand)
A partial view of the impact of a compromise on the water services

Electric power

Repair/maintenance, SCADA, Op. centre operations, pump/lift facilities, and co-location


Customer service, repair/maintenance, delivery, treatment chemicals, fuel supply, transport to ops. centre, constructions, co-location


Co-location, SCADA, operations/maintenance/repair, customer service

Petroleum liquid

Backup generation fuel, co-location

Natural gas

Co-location, sludge treatment, biological efficiency

It is this kind of an impact one set of cybercriminals intends to achieve. Other potential things the criminal’s target, with exploits, would be the personal information of all end-users including their payment card details where available.

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