Outdated Systems Make Energy Industry Firms More Vulnerable To Attacks

It has been reported that Energy industry firms are vulnerable to increased cyber espionage and sabotage attacks due to outdated systems and technology, and poor security posture, prioritisation and awareness, with phishing the most popular method of infiltration, a report warns. Malicious actors are targeting critical infrastructure (CNI) sites and energy distribution facilities exponentially, and interconnected systems in the energy industry increase vulnerabilities, and cyber attacks often go undetected for some time, according to the report by security firm F-Secure. 

Andrea Carcano, Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer at Nozomi Networks:

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