Advanced Cyber Attacks on Global Energy Facilities
Energy firms are being disproportionately targeted by increasingly sophisticated hacker networks, but there are steps they can take to manage the risk.
The nature of the threat is beginning to change and companies across virtually all industry sectors have begun to witness much more intelligent and complex attacks.
The global energy sector is increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks and hacking, due to the widespread adoption of internet-based, or “open” industrial control systems (ICS) to reduce costs, improve efficiency and streamline operations in next-generation infrastructure developments.
In this Marsh Risk Management Research paper, Advanced Cyber Attacks on Global Energy Facilities, we look at how energy firms are being disproportionately targeted by increasingly sophisticated hacker networks that are motivated by commercial and political gain.