Power & Utilities

Industry insights

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.

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