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Many in Utilities Sector Expect Attacks on Critical Infrastructure: Survey

In the past 12 months, 56% of utility companies around the world suffered at least one cyberattack resulting in the loss of private data or downtime affecting their operational technology (OT) systems, a recent survey by Siemens and Ponemon Institute found. More than half are anticipating a cyberattack targeting critical infrastructure in the next 12 months.

A majority of professionals in the utilities sector believe that cyber threats pose a bigger risk to OT systems than to information technology (IT) systems and almost two out of three respondents said that sophisticated cyberattacks are a top challenge.

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