The risk of a major breach causing damage to infrastructure and loss of data is more than ever before. Disruptive actors working with sophisticated tools, strategies, and attrition tactics are acting with persistence and diligence to target utility companies. Attacks are targeted at the operational technologies, converged digital environments based on IT, IOT and OT. If hackers find their way into operational tech successfully, the impact could range from holding a key data hostage using ransomware to hackers disabling major safeguard controls on a plant to cause a catastrophic accident including reactor meltdown in case of a nuclear plant.
What can be done to secure utility infrastructure and how can hackers be kept at bay, this whitepaper explores and explains.