The report surveyed 150 CFOs from the UAE and Saudi Arabia from medium to large companies across industries such as agriculture, energy, manufacturing, mining, retail, healthcare and distribution
SANS 2019 State of OT/ICS Cybersecurity Security Survey Also Finds Mobile Devices, Wireless Networks and Cloud Services Increase Cyber Risk
More than 25% of the threats detected had the potential to cause a major disruption to plant operations
Cyber-attacks on utilities and other critical infrastructure are not just on the increase, but have transitioned from speculative to indisputable. Utilities in the GCC, as well as vendors of ICS (industrial control systems), are now on the alert and taking remedial action.
The ubiquity of the internet has led to the rise of a whole range of bad actors using malware and hacking attacks to steal and extort by exploiting any weakness they can find, says Erik Laykin, Managing Director and Head of Global Data Risk, Duff & Phelps