Employees and non-employee contractors continue representing the most critical weak link in the IT chain. Too many employees, and vendors using corporate networks, are still falling for phishing attacks. Enhanced worker training on cyber risks helps, but training coupled with stronger systems offers the best protection against cyber threats.
When Colonial Pipeline was hit by a ransomware attack in early May 2021, there could not have been a clearer sign that utilities are still acutely vulnerable to cyberattack – and that it’s not only their operating technology (OT) systems that are being targeted.
Learn more by reading our latest whitepaper. Our previous whitepaper about Real Responses to Repel Cyberattacks on Utilities can be found here.
This article was originally published by Security Magazine. (Strengthening IT to help withstand cyberattacks (securitymagazine.com))