Cyberattacks increasingly targeting enterprise IT networks in energy and utilities industry


Increased attacks prove the importance of detecting threat behaviors early and monitoring network traffic, stopping cybercriminals in their tracks.

Cyberattacks targeting energy and utilities firms have increased inside enterprise IT networks, rather than the critical infrastructure, according to Vectra’s 2018 Spotlight Report on Energy and Utilities. This discovery emphasizes the need for companies to make efforts to locate hidden threat behaviors early, said the press release.

Unfortunately, most companies aren’t successful in threat hunting, according to another recent report. While all companies value threat detection, many are limited by a lack of time, skills, and visibility, which leaves them vulnerable to sophisticated attacks that are harder to detect.

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