Top 10 New OT Security Threats to Watch Out For
Threat actors are targeting the supply chains of OT systems to compromise them before they are even deployed.
Supply chain attacks
Ransomware attacks are becoming more frequent in the OT space, causing operational disruption and financial loss.
The increasing number of IoT and IIoT devices in OT environments are creating new vulnerabilities that can be exploited by attackers
IoT and IIoT vulnerabilities
As more OT systems are moved to the cloud, attackers are targeting cloud environments to gain access to critical systems and data
Social engineering attacks are being used to trick OT personnel into providing sensitive information or accessing critical systems
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Zero-day vulnerabilities are being discovered in OT systems, leaving them vulnerable to cyber attacks before patches can be developed and deployed
Legacy OT systems that are no longer supported or updated are particularly vulnerable to cyber attacks.
Physical attacks, such as the theft or destruction of OT equipment, can have a significant impact on critical infrastructure.
Insider threats, such as disgruntled employees or third-party contractors with access to OT systems, can cause significant damage to critical infrastructure
Nation-state actors are increasingly targeting OT systems, using sophisticated cyber attacks to disrupt critical infrastructure and gain a strategic advantage
Quite often, APT attacks can be devastating and will require an additional capabilities such as network segmentation, Threat intelligence and managed services.
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