Siemens Energy’s MDR solution addresses
the energy industry’s need for more sophisticated solutions to put security
experts ahead of attackers as each digitally connected energy asset represents
a new, possible vulnerability for attackers to strike. Energy companies and
utilities are increasingly becoming a prime target for cyberattacks by state
and non-state actors launching sophisticated scatter shot, sleeper strike and
ransomware attacks against energy and critical infrastructure in broader
geo-political or adversarial conflicts.
Last year, the Ponemon Institute and
Siemens Energy conducted a joint study
surveying global utilities to assess the industry’s readiness to
address the growing threat of cyberattacks. The study found that 64% of
respondents said that sophisticated attacks are a top challenge and 54% of
those surveyed expected an attack on critical infrastructure in the next 12
months. Additionally, 25% of respondents reported being impacted by mega-attacks
with expertise developed by nation-state actors.