Critical infrastructure attacks: nations are not ready

Critical infrastructure attacks: nations are not ready

Here’s a warning: “The world is still not prepared for cyberattacks on critical infrastructure. Governments are not ready, law enforcement isn’t ready, the facilities themselves are not ready, and the people who design, build and operate them are often the least ready of all.

“The difference between an attack on a single organisation and an attack on critical national infrastructure is there could be a real-world effect across an entire country”

So says David Emm, principal security researcher at global cybersecurity provider Kaspersky Lab, who is not alone in his assessment of the current readiness among governments to protect critical infrastructure and the public institutions that exist under its umbrella.

By Matthew Staff

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