You would think that, given the potential disastrous consequences of a successful hack, the computer systems and networks of nuclear facilities would be better secured agains cyber intrusions.
BitSight Technologies analyzed Security Ratings of nearly 10,000 organizations in six industries – finance, federal government, retail, energy and utilities, healthcare and education.
When, on Wednesday, the New York Stock Exchange halted trading, The Wall Street Journal website went down, and United Airlines grounded flights - all practically at the same time - it seemed like a well orchestrated cyber attack had been launched against high-profile US businesses and organizations.
Energy security professionals are extremely confident in their ability to detect a cyberattack on critical systems, with 86 percent stating they could detect a breach in less than one week.
The threat that Stuxnet presents for nuclear power plants is far from over, as there are still 153 distinct machines infected with it around the world.
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