Industry 4.0 at Risk as Manufacturers Fail to Patch
A new Trend Micro report underscores the poor state of security in the manufacturing sector. The study found that old and outdated operating systems with serious security shortcomings prevail in the industry.
Windows 10 is running on a mere 29% of machines in the sector, while 60.2% still run Windows 7 and 4.4% still use the legacy Windows XP system that Microsoft stopped supporting years ago. In other industries, XP is used on 2.5% of systems. Because of the continued reliance on outdated systems, old attacks like the Conficker worm are still relatively common in the industry.