It is imperative for providers of essential services to keep cybersecurity threats front-of-mind, a concern that has been present for decades. The number of attacks targeting utilities is growing due to the increasingly interconnected nature of their infrastructure systems.
There are many new technologies being explored and implemented in the sector, such as Internet of Things, which will open up utilities’ systems to the connected world. Sensors, smart meters, electric vehicles, solar and wind technologies are just some of the targets appealing to cybercriminals in the sector. And these attacks could result in power or water outages, damage to critical transmission or environmental hazards caused by infrastructure failures.
GlobalData’s Cybersecurity in Utilities report discusses this in extensive detail and is an essential tool to prepare Senior Executives and inform them of the risks and implications.