STL Sensron+ – A Whitepaper

STL Sensron+ – A Whitepaper

Everything critical secured with STL Sensron+
Critical infrastructure systems and facilities are fundamental to driving modern society, providing the necessary basic services that form a foundation for nearly all other activities.
This paper seeks to highlight the effectiveness that can be brought about by infusing technology into security setups around the world. As we proceed, we will look at an overview of critical infrastructure and challenges. We will elaborate on the foundational components of a successful critical infrastructure security strategy. We intend to use this as a “best practice” primer for securing critical infrastructure.

Critical infrastructure and why they must be protected
Before we embark on our journey to understand why critical infrastructure needs to be protected, let us try and understand what constitutes critical infrastructure.

Critical infrastructure, by definition, comprises “the assets, and systems”, so vital to a nation that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof.

Sector Critical Infrastructure
Energy Nuclear Reactor, Materials, and Waste
Chemical facilities
Oil and Gas pipelines
Off-shore rigs
Information and Communications Technology Research and development centres
Data centres
Communication network infrastructure
Manufacturing Critical manufacturing units
Defence Defence industrial bases
Military camps
Naval establishments
Air force bases
Border areas
Food and Agriculture National knowledge research centre
Research centres
Storage facilities
Transportation State wide transport networks
Healthcare Hospitals
Research and development centres
Government Facilities Critical government offices Water and wastewater management systems Dams

We live in an age with a significant increase in the number of disasters with natural and/or technological causes, which could have potentially serious consequences for critical infrastructures. Were these infrastructures to fail or be destroyed, the resulting cascade effect could lead to catastrophic damage and affect not only the plants, but also people, the environment and the economy. This rise in the number of disasters over the years is due to industrial and human activity as well as society’s sensitivity to major hazardous events. The construction of industrial complexes brings with it stocks of hazardous substances, increased transport infrastructure (road, railways, shipping and pipelines), a rise in population and its concentration, malicious behaviour and human error.