Can Demirel and Ayhan Gücüyener, the Industrial Cibersecurity Center Coordinators in Turkey (CCI Coordinators Team), help us to get in context of the state of the industrial cybersecurity in their country, and to do so, they share with us their impressions.
They describes the level of sensitivity of industrial organizations in their country according to the following percentages:
They also affirm that the trend of recent years has been a slight increase.
Turkey counts with local and national public bodies promoting an adequate legal framework, in order to ensure the progressive incorporation of industrial cybersecurity measures in national presence companies (mainly critical infrastructure). The main organizations is the BTK-USOM-TRCERT - Turkey - Computer Emergency Response Team.
Among the main national laws and regulations affecting in this context in Turkey, they mention:
- EPDK/EMRA - Energy Market Regulatory Authority- Asset and Risk Management
- EPDK/EMRA - Energy Market Regulatory Authority- Penetration Testing and Security Audits
- EPDK/EMRA - Energy Market Regulatory Authority- Establishment and Management Corporate CERT
- EPDK/EMRA - Energy Market Regulatory Authority- ISO 27001 & 27019 Compliance
- Presidency of the Republic of Turkey- Information and Communication Security Act
Analysing the most widely adopted industrial cybersecurity measures by Turkish organizations to protect industrial automation systems, the CCI Coordinators highlight the application of:
- Industrial cybersecurity consulting / advisory
- Ethical hacking
- External security audits
- Network design and architectures
- Conventional firewalls
The CCI Coordinators in Turkey characterize the industrial cybersecurity situation in their country with the following SWOT analysis:
- Lack of operational technologies certifications, processes and professionals
- Lack of a solutions and services catalogue of industrial cybersecurity
- Lack of specific CERTs
- Public organizations driven force (industry, national issues and defence).
- Leadership and recognition in the international markets
- Application of IT security measures without discretion
- Shortage of local industrial cybersecurity professionals working for manufacturers
- Shortage of specific industrial cybersecurity risk management tools
- Increased of cibersecurity demand for Industry 4.0 and the Internet of things.
- Strategic position in the industrial cyber security sector