19/03/2018 – News / Cybersecurity / Cyber-Attacks / Asia

Most experts anticipate near-term cybersecurity attacks on critical infrastructure in Asia

Nearly 70% of surveyed security professionals expect a cyber-attack impacting critical infrastructure across multiple Asian countries to occur within the next two years. Meanwhile, nearly 60% of Asia-based cybersecurity pros fear malicious attack on the horizon from Russia, China and North Korea. That’s according to Black Hat Asia’s first-ever research report, ‘Cybersecurity Risk in Asia’.


“Black Hat Asia’s report highlights two of the main challenges that are a rising concern among companies and cybersecurity stakeholders alike – a skills shortage and a lack of integrated IT/OT solutions,” remarks Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks. “Current working practices are a threat because there is a lack of cybersecurity skills in the workforce, and industrial networks, with large numbers of devices that mix legacy equipment with new equipment, have traditionally been hard to gain visibility and secure.


“Cybersecurity experts recommend industrial companies with operations at risk should look to proven technologies that leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning to continuously monitor industrial controls systems networks for anomalies that detect and mitigate possible attacks that could cause harm to the industrial control systems,” he continues. “These technologies meet the unique needs of securing industrial networks and processes, integrate with IT security infrastructure to bridge the OT/IT divide and help reduce the cybersecurity skills gap.”


In response to the report’s findings – and exploring global cybersecurity trends and topics more broadly – Black Hat Asia 2018 returns to Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, next week (20-23 March).

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