Energy industry vulnerable to increased cyber attacks : Page 2 of 2

April 16, 2019 //By Nick Flaherty
Energy industry vulnerable to increased cyber attacks
Cyber threats to energy systems are advanced and persistent, but companies are using outdated systems and technology to save money, says a new report from FInnish security firm F-secure. Poor security, prioritisation, and awareness are also gifts to attackers.

F-Secure’s report shows a variety of different adversaries, each with their own motivations and tradecraft, constantly strive to compromise organizations that operate critical infrastructure. Attackers have more time than their targets and will take months to plan their attack and people, particularly company employees, are the weakest link in production.

While breaches are a certainty, Ruohonen advises organizations review their cyber security posture to implement latest technologies such as an endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution.

“EDR is a quick way to tremendously increase capabilities to detect and respond to advanced threats and targeted attacks which might bypass traditional endpoint solutions,” he said. “Managed EDR solutions can provide monitoring, alerting, and response to cover the needs 24/7. This means organizations’ IT teams can operate during business hours to review the detections while a specialized cybersecurity team takes care of the rest.”

The complete report is available at

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