Why cyberattacks on critical infrastructure will rise in 2022

Why Critical Infrastructure will continue to face cyberattacks?

Colonial Pipeline, the biggest CI operator to be attacked in 2021 ended up paying a ransom to free its systems. During the cyberattack, Colonial Pipeline was not even aware of which part of the infrastructure had been attacked and couldn’t isolate the attack so it ended up shutting down the entire facility. This is a common practice among companies that operate or use operational technology. On the one hand, most of such OT devices are ancient or even of archeological interest, on the other, one cannot even fathom a situation wherein these devices can be patched or even upgraded in terms of security.

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