Instances of successful breaches are rising across global IoT and OT deployments as most SecOps teams are occupied with audits and other internal work as the year 2021 draws to a close. Hackers also seem to be changing their game plan as we enter the last few weeks of the year. We are detecting more new variants of malware this week than is usual for this time of the year.
Manufacturing, healthcare, and utilities are coming under increasing stress from such activity as hackers are ramping up cyberattacks across regions. IoT and OT devices are being targeted extensively and this trend is expected to continue over the next few weeks.
As Geopolitical tensions are at an all-time high in parts of Europe, the activation of sophisticated APT groups targeting critical infrastructure sectors to gain political advantage can be expected. We at Sectrio urge all members to stay vigilant and on gaurd for the next couple of weeks as the year begins to wrap up.
Segments under this list must be on high alert in the coming weeks:
- Oil and gas
- Water and water treatment
- Utility entities
- Maritime agencies
- Financial services