Malicious groups and individuals worldwide are increasingly targeting critical infrastructure such as power and water supplies, telecommunications and transport systems.
Attackers operating today include foreign states, criminal gangs and individuals, with techniques that include cyber infiltration and disruption.
According to a 2017-18 Risk Pulse Survey prepared by Ernst and Young, business interruption ranked as the top risk among power and utilities executives, with the growth of digital technologies and data-driven services “increasing the attack surface” for cybersecurity threats.
By Nick Borsky
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