Critical Energy Infrastructures Targeted in Cyber Attacks
Energy and utilities organizations are part of the critical infrastructure of any nation, which makes them a high profile target for cyber terrorists and hackers. Infrastructure modernization improves efficiency, but it also increases the attack surface through which threat agents can attack. And attacks on electrical grids and utility providers have increased steadily over the past decade.
Industrial control systems (ICSs) include computers, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems and programmable logic controllers (PLCs) that control industrial processes and networks — all of which lie at the heart of energy and utilities companies’ vulnerability.
But there are things that can be done to strengthen your organization’s security controls and help negate these increasing vulnerabilities. Review this infographic to discover how pressing business concerns can impact your security posture.