More than half have deployed new measures against advanced persistent threats.
Power & Utilities findings
What is the state of information security in the power & utilities sector?
Here’s what we learned from our 143 respondents:
Utilities respondents report an increase in data loss as a result of security incidents. Compromise of employee records is up sharply this year, potentially jeopardising a utility’s most valuable relationships. Also significant: Identity theft more than doubled over the previous year.
Utilities companies are beginning to address the risks of advanced persistent threats (APTs). More than half (56%) of utilities respondents say they have deployed technologies to help prevent APTs, an increase of 60% over last year. Most rely on intrusion detection and prevention tools.