By Hunter Donahue
The growing number of cyber-attacks against both public and private utilities in recent years has led to increasing concern for one of the globe’s most critical sectors. Due in large part to the complex nature behind the infrastructure that provides basic amenities such as clean water, sewage services, natural gas, electricity, and more, utility providers have quickly found themselves in the crosshairs of malicious actors. Utility companies and threat actors alike are seeing the immense impact that a security incident can cause, and how unprepared some utility companies can be. In this blog we will cover some of the biggest issues that are affecting the utility sector, and how companies can begin to mitigate the risk associated with inadequate cyber defenses.