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IDG Contributor Network: Defining the threat in the energy sector

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Apr 12, 2016.

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    Though the malware and techniques of cyber threats constantly change, reasons for intrusions remain fairly static. Understanding the reason for the threat allows us to make near-future predictions about the relative dangers presented to the energy sector ICS environment. Should we worry? On what should we focus? Knowing why the threat exists helps us to identify the high value items most likely to be targeted by different categories of cyber intruders.

    The total number of intrusions against the energy sector has increased yearly since 2012, accounting for 46 intrusions reported to DHS in 2015. By categorizing the motivation behind (known and reported) intrusions we can begin to understand who might become a target and how to defend ourselves.

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