Posts tagged Critical Infrastructure
Oil and Gas: Industry Among Sectors with Highest Cyber Risk

The NJCCIC assesses with high confidence the cyber risk to the oil and gas industry is high and the energy sector at large is a priority target of foreign intelligence services. While state-sponsored groups have demonstrated the capability to launch cyberattacks that cause physical damage to energy infrastructure, New Jersey’s energy sector is most likely to face reconnaissance and intelligence collection activities aimed at exfiltrating data and establishing persistence on high-value networks, for potential use in future sabotage operations.

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Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerabilities Increasing, Risks High

Critical infrastructure sites are increasingly vulnerable to cyberattack as the systems that run them become more accessible, interconnected, and reliant on cyberspace. The risks posed to Industrial Control System and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (ICS/SCADA) systems will continue to heighten as new and existing vulnerabilities are exploited by both criminal and state-sponsored threat actors.

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