Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Major Vulnerabilities in Critical Infrastructure Exposed

Robert McMillan writes on Computerworld UK:

Computer systems that run the world's critical infrastructure are not secure and the people running them are concerned.

A survey released yesterday (10 November) asked management, network engineers and administrators in nine infrastructure industries about the state of cyber security in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Insiders felt that all of these industries, save financial services, were unprepared for cyberattacks. These unready industries included: water, utilities, oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation, emergency services, chemical and the shipping industry.

And that's bad news because more than half of them said that their companies had already been hit with some sort of cyber incident, data leak, or insider attack. Another 14 percent said they were expecting something like this to happen in the next year.

More here.


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