Water, Electricity & Gas most likely to suffer a cyber attack

In light of Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Month and with the threat of a cyber attack against Critical National Infrastructures (CNI) growing, Tripwire, a leading global provider of security and compliance solutions for enterprises and industrial organisations, conducted a poll to learn what services the public thought would be most likely to have an outage as a result of a cyber attack. The majority of respondents (47%) believed that water, electricity & gas utilities were the most likely CNI to be disabled due to a successful hack. Twenty-two (22) percent felt that transport would be the most susceptible to a power blackout following a cyber attack, whereas 20% voted that the emergency services would be the main organisations to suffer. A further 12% answered with other suggestions, with many suggesting that an attack on Telcos and communication systems would cause the most disruption to their country.

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UK businesses face increased cyber threat as DDoS attacks double in six months

Organisations are now experiencing an average of 8 DDoS attack attempts per day, up from 4 per day at the beginning of 2017, fuelled by unsecured IoT devices and DDoS-for-hire services

Marlborough, MA and London, UK – November 20, 2017 – Organisations experienced an average of 237 DDoS attack attempts per month during Q3 2017 – equivalent to 8 DDoS attack attempts every day – as hackers strive to take their organisations offline or steal sensitive data, according to the latest DDoS Trends and Analysis report from Corero Network Security (LSE: CNS), a leading provider of real-time DDoS defense solutions.

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