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Evil PLC Attack: Weaponizing PLCs

Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are indispensable industrial devices that control manufacturing processes in every critical infrastructure sector. Because of their position within automation, threat actors covet access to PLCs; several industrial control system malware strains, from Stuxnet to Incontroller/Pipedream, have targeted PLCs. But what if the PLC wasn’t the prey, and instead was the predator? …

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The State of Ransomware in Healthcare 2022

Findings from an independent, vendor-agnostic survey of 5,600 IT professionals in mid-sized organizations, including 381 healthcare respondents, across 31 countries. Introduction Sophos’ annual study of the real-world ransomware experiences of IT professionals in healthcare working at the frontline has revealed an ever more challenging attack environment. Together with the growing financial and operational burden ransomware …

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The Cyber Priority

The Cyber Priority explores the state of cyber security in today’s global energy sector, investigating executives’ understanding of the cyber risks their businesses face and their strategies for managing the evolving threat. The research draws on a survey of 948 energy professionals and a series of in-depth interviews with industry leaders and security experts. It …

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In the Crosshairs: Organisations and Nation-State Cyber Threats

The constant outpouring of news highlights that nation-state cyberattacks are a growing threat. Governments are behind many of the most dramatic successes. These nation-state cyberattacks create service disruptions, expose data, and create substantial financial costs. SolarWinds, Colonial Pipeline and the Microsoft Exchange “Hafnium” incident are examples, and if nothing else show that victims have to …

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2021 Global Risk Management Survey

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated with clarity and certainty that the world is more volatile and interconnected than ever before. As this year’s Global Risk Management Survey shows, long-tail risks have become a focal point of the risk landscape, with the ripple effects of increased cyber events, severe weather and supply chain …

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