Cyber threats: critical infrastructure in the crosshairs

Published: Friday, 07 July 2017 07:47

Black Hat has published its third annual research report, based on survey responses from nearly 600 Black Hat USA attendees. Entitled ‘Portrait of an Imminent Cyber Threat’ the report raises concerns about potential future threats to the US’s critical infrastructure.

The survey results offer a gloomy picture of tomorrow’s cyber defences / defences, which are being increasingly tested by sophisticated hacking and social engineering exploits, including ransomware worms and nation-state-sponsored hacks.

The survey sends a warning message from experienced IT security professionals that successful cyber attacks on critical infrastructure and business could be imminent, but defenders do not have the resources and training they need to efficiently respond.

Key findings include:

Read the report (PDF).