As critical infrastructure, such as energy, public safety and health, is getting more interconnected, their security has become a rising priority for governments and utilities.

Check Point and GovInsider have created a guide to help officials in this area tackle threats and keep critical infrastructure secured.

There are four key steps officials must take, the report says:

  • Governments must aim for preventing – and not than just detecting threats
  • Strengthen IT systems and ensure they are constantly upgraded
  • All staff must have basic education and training to be cautious of threats
  • Use data to predict risks and identify weaknesses in advance

The report provides advice from experts on how governments can got about implementing these, and the common challenges they may face.

If you would like to learn more about protecting smart grids, download the full report below