Report: Power Supply Interruption Biggest Cyber-Attack Concern

Michael Hill

New research from Accenture has revealed that distribution business executives consider interruptions to power supply their biggest cyber-attack concern, ahead of potential impacts on customer/employee safety and the theft of sensitive data.

In its Outsmarting Grid Security Threats report the firm surveyed more than 100 utilities executives from over 20 countries, discovering that 63% of those polled believe their country faces at least a “moderate risk” of suffering electricity supply interruption as a result of a cyber-attack on electric distribution grids within the next five years.

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