Cyberattacks On Critical Infrastructure Are Increasing, Study Says

Unfortunately, while regulatory agencies and utilities are pushing to expand “smart grid” technologies, they don’t seem to care about how vulnerable to attack they are.

“Ninety to 95 percent of the people working on the smart grid are not concerned about security and only see it as a last box they have to check,” said Jim Woolsey, former United States Director of Central Intelligence.

The new study reveals that while the threat level to critical infrastructures has accelerated, the response level has not, even after the majority of respondents frequently found malware designed to sabotage their systems (nearly 70 percent), and nearly half of respondents in the electric industry sector reported that they found Stuxnet on their systems.

via Cyberattacks On Critical Infrastructure Are Increasing, Study Says – Darkreading.

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