Our cities and homes need energy companies for power.
Energy companies need powerful cybersecurity.
Energy companies are targeted by threat actors for several reasons. The high-value assets and data they hold as well as their loosely protected networks, endpoints, and processes and their high-level of automation expands their attack surface and makes them highly vulnerable. Making matters worse, there is often a minimal investment in digital security.
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Energy providers are a high-priority target for terrorism
It just takes one successful phishing, malware or other type of cyberattack for a malicious entity to gain access to power grids, generators, oil wells, and other sensitive infrastructure.
"The energy industry is a prime target for cyber-attacks from nation states, terrorists, and criminals looking to leverage the sector for their own political or economic gain."
"Once a rarity, attacks targeting energy sector firms now happen with growing frequency."
"Every day, sophisticated state-sponsored actors and criminal hackers are seeking new ways to target critical U.S. infrastructure, including the grid. These threats are real, and the stakes are high..."