The Anatomy of OT/ICS Cybersecurity Breaches

Cybersecurity Study: Cyentia Institute's global study analyzed 122 cybersecurity incidents in industrial operations, delving into OT/ICS events and collecting extensive data

Critical Infrastructure Targets: Energy, manufacturing, water treatment, and nuclear facilities are prime targets in most incidents, highlighting the need for enhanced defenses

Alarming Growth: OT/ICS cybersecurity incidents in the last three years surpassed those reported between 1991-2000, signifying a worrisome trend

Energy Sector Under Siege: The energy sector bears the brunt, suffering 39% of attacks, emphasizing the need for robust cybersecurity measures

Phishing Prevalence: Phishing remains the dominant attack technique (34%), emphasizing the importance of security tactics like segmentation and awareness training

Impact Beyond: 60% of incidents disrupt operations, while 40% result in unauthorized access or data exposure, impacting broader supply chains 65% of the time

Threat Report 2023

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