Cybersecurity company warns of escalating cyber threats to critical infrastructure


Given the recent alarming cyber incidents targeting critical infrastructure worldwide, particularly the cyber attacks on Norwegian government ministries, the urgent need for heightened cybersecurity measures in safeguarding such critical systems has once again come to the forefront. 

In response to this critical issue, Smarttech247 is urging all organisations that have OT systems in place to review their current security measures and is working with critical infrastructure agencies to fortify their measures. The recent attacks have exposed vulnerabilities in the public sector on a global scale, underscoring the pressing need for proactive and resilient cybersecurity measures. 

The malicious intent of cyber actors targeting critical infrastructure, such as power grids, transportation networks, and water supply systems, poses a significant threat to public services, public safety and the economy at large. 

"We have seen a 70% increase in attempted cyber attacks on organisations’ Operational Technology (OT) or Industrial Control Systems (ICS) systems over the past 12 months.  This poses serious risks to the essential services that our societies depend upon. We are committed to empowering organizations to tackle these evolving challenges head-on, safeguarding critical infrastructure with robust defense strategies and cutting-edge technologies," said Raluca Saceanu, CEO of Smarttech247.

To address the evolving threat landscape, and the projected 25 billion IoT connections worldwide by 2025, Smarttech247 is taking proactive steps to address the evolving threat landscape. It is providing a complimentary cybersecurity health check to critical infrastructures throughout Europe. 

According to Saceanu, this initiative aims to identify vulnerabilities and fortify defenses, thereby safeguarding against potential cyber risks.

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