Weathering the Perfect Storm

Newsweek Vantage - Cybersecurity
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Critical infrastructure, such as water and power utilities, transport systems, energy and healthcare is the life blood of the global economy. If it comes under cyberattack, the effects could be far more damaging than a hit to a retailer or a social media company. But how secure is critical infrastructure and can it recover quickly from a cyberattack? Newsweek Vantage sought answers in a survey of security executives and others around the world and in-depth interviews with global experts.

We found that critical infrastructure organizations need to take a comprehensive approach to cybersecurity, but often there are chinks in the armor. A significant source of potential insecurity are cyber-physical systems that control both information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) while interacting with the physical world, which of course includes humans and physical assets, such as power turbines and traffic lights.

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If critical infrastructure organizations are to prevent a catastrophic event, they need to build a comprehensive understanding of the risks of cyber-physical systems and implement a cybersecurity strategy that integrates the management of all the relevant cyber/ digital and physical layers of protection.

This new report examines the cyber risks and how critical infrastructure organizations can take steps to mitigate them by managing the IT, OT and physical realms. "Weathering the perfect storm" will be essential reading, not only for cybersecurity experts around the world, but all executives in critical infrastructure
and beyond.

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