WHY CYBERSECURITY MATTERS
As the mining industry acquires more sophisticated and efficient digital technologies, these technologies also create new risks for potential cyber threats and attacks. These risks include data breaches, system/equipment shutdown and hacking, phishing, infiltration through third-party access, and cyberespionage. Most of these attacks are targeted at mid-to-large size organizations and can potentially be associated with cyberterrorism. Attacks can result in revenue loss, reputational impact, and misuse of classified information.
Adopting prudent security measures and implementing an integrated cybersecurity management framework is essential for any mining organization to prevent service disruption and react to threats. It is critical to build reliable, secure, and resilient mining operations, to enable secure convergence between operational technology/information technology (OT/IT), and to drive accountability across the entire value chain.
ABOUT THE WORKING GROUP
This working group aims to guide mining stakeholders as they look to design safe, secure, reliable, and resilient cybersecurity infrastructure that adheres to regulatory, trust, and privacy best practices.
The group works in partnership with the Mining and Metals Information Sharing Analysis Centre (MM-ISAC) to collaborate on and identify existing projects and prevent duplication.