Archive for 'July 2013'
Time, It's on Our Side
Attacks against critical infrastructure have been a <a href="https://www.mandiant.com/blog/utilities-constant-threat-targeted-attacks/" target="_blank">hot topic this year</a>. While details are difficult to confirm, plenty of policymakers and infrastructure owners are worried about digital intruders targeting energy, water, and related industries. Unlike the "chronic" problem of the theft trade secrets for economic gain, critical infrastructure attacks are more of an "acute" problem. Should such an attack against infrastructure succeed, the consequences could be <a href="https://www.mandiant.com/blog/utilities-industry-cyber-targeting-scope/" target="_blank">immediate, costly, and observably harmful</a>.