Cybersecurity at Utilities: 2020
- Apr 14, 2020 7:23 pm GMT
This item is part of the Special Issue - 2020-04 - Cybersecurity, click here for more
WOW - COVID-19 shelter at home rules have sure increased our reliance on computer networks!
Utilities already depend on computer networks for business and operations. With databases full of personally identifiable information (e.g. checking account information), utilities are an attractive target for hacker thieves. Further, as operators of critical infrastructure, utilities are also attractive targets for potentially hostile nations seeking an advantage if there's a future conflict. This part is not new. What's new today is the massive increase in the use of the internet to work from home when possible. This is likely to continue even after the world overcomes the novel corona virus.
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