This report encapsulates perfectly the need for ICS cyber-security. This is evidenced by the string of malware and ransomware attacks, with reported impact on industrial system operations, in recent months.
While there are cyber-criminals looking to liberate sensitive data for financial gain, that’s not always the case and we’re starting to see attacks that target systems to cause damage – with the motivation a little less obvious. For example, the recent discovery of Industroyer malware that is believed to have been specifically built to attack power grids. This is the second malware designed purely to disrupt physical infrastructure – the first being Stuxnet. Destructive malware is being developed, and tested, and critical infrastructure operators need to be able to identify and close down anomalous behavior before damage is done.

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