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Industrial control system cyber security risk high, report warns

August 1, 2019

The oil and gas industry is a valuable target for adversaries seeking to exploit industrial control systems (ICS) environments, an industry report has warned.

As the number of attacks targeting ICS increases, adversaries with specific interest in oil and gas companies are evolving, according to the latest threat report by security firm Dragos.

The report revealed that Dragos recently discovered a new activity group targeting this industry, bringing the total number of ICS-targeting activity groups that the security firm tracks to nine, five of which directly target oil and gas organisations.

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