Defending Against the “Compromised Insider”
- Sep 28, 2018 7:48 pm GMT
Today’s utilities face a growing litany of digital threats, from SCADA targeting malware to air-gap jumping techniques, anti-forensics tools and more. But for the average utility today, one of the biggest risks they face is a basic one — the “compromised insider.”
A constant refrain in the security world is that people are the weakest link in any security framework. This remains true today and it will become even more important years from now, as security technologies advance, continually raising the costs and difficulty level for attackers. Surveys consistently show that attackers prefer human targeting in order to bypass technical security controls.
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