Manufacturing Sector Identified as Leading Target of Infrastructure Cyber-Attacks

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently identified the manufacturing sector as the leading target of infrastructure cyber-attacks, accounting for one third of total attacks.

Moreover, the number of attacks against the manufacturing sector is more than double that of the energy sector, which is the second most targeted, according to the DHS.

“Awareness in the manufacturing environment is lower than in other sectors because they think that if they’re not a nuclear reactor in a country like Israel or Iran then they won’t be a target,” said Yoni Shohet, CEO and co-founder of SCADAfence. “But recent events, like the attack on the German iron plant, have proven otherwise.”

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