Forget hackers – storms and snafus are bigger threat, say infosec bods

Cyber attacks caused fewer problems to communications networks than unrelated system failures and natural disasters, a study by an EU security agency has found.

The European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (‪ENISA‬) reports that the average duration of cyber attacks was four hours ‪whilst o‬utages due to nature – mainly storms and heavy snowfall – lasted 36 hours.

The number of incidents caused, or partly caused, by cyber attacks came out at 8 per cent; more than the 5 per cent where human error played a role but dwarfed by problems caused at least in part by system failure (76 per cent).

SOURCE: theregister.co.uk

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