Alert Logic’s State of Cloud Security Bulletin Examines Energy Industry Security Breaches
Since 2012, there has been a growing list of major cyber attacks that specifically target the energy sector. While some attacks are aimed at stealing consumer financial information that is not industry specific, a troubling number of attacks are after information that is highly confidential, highly proprietary, and highly valuable.
It is precisely the value energy-related information that makes it such an attractive target. While there are ample “business” reasons for targeting energy companies, there are even more insidious reasons lurking. For entities bent on conducting cyber-warfare, the opportunity to inflict catastrophic damage on a nation by attacking its energy infrastructure is highly enticing.