The latest attacks on critical infrastructure in the Middle East with Triton and Copperfield reveal how cybercriminals and nation-states are probing critical infrastructure networks for any vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) right down to targeting individual employees. These are industrial grade threats that are getting more sophisticated with each new attack. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks commented below.

Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks:

“Nation-state players, organized crime, individual hackers and disgruntled employees are lining up to take their best shots at critical infrastructure in the coming year. These groups and individuals are developing malware attacks using OT device software, and PLC software, to add to the sea of Windows-dependent attacks. This evolving threat landscape is pushing artificial intelligence (AI) into mainstream adoption so critical infrastructure operators can radically automate threat detection and mitigation. This will help technical teams become more productive in the wake of the shortage in skilled workers. Also moving in to help, will be the proliferation of more professional service offerings that are moving beyond risk assessments to become more full service.”

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