[ISN] Critical infrastructure open to attack, says study

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 04:02:15 -0600 (CST)

By Robert McMillan
IDG News Service
11 November 2008

Computer systems that run the world's critical infrastructure are not as 
secure as they should be and insiders are feeling angry.

That's according to a new survey released Monday that asked management, 
network engineers and administrators in nine infrastructure industries 
about the state of cyber security in the US, Canada, and Europe.

Insiders felt that all of these industries, save financial services, 
were unprepared for cyberattacks. These unready industries included: 
water, utilities, oil and gas, telecommunications, transportation, 
emergency services, chemical and the shipping industry.

And that's bad news because more than half of them said that their 
companies had already been hit with some sort of cyber incident, data 
leak, or insider attack. Another 14 percent said they were expecting 
something like this to happen in the next year.


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