In light of recent alarming cyber incidents targeting critical infrastructure globally, particularly the cyber attacks on Norwegian government ministries, the pressing need for heightened cybersecurity measures to protect these critical systems has once again taken center stage.
Smarttech247, in response to this critical issue, is urging all organisations with Operational Technology (OT) systems in place to conduct a thorough review of their current security measures. Additionally, the company is actively collaborating with critical infrastructure agencies to bolster their cybersecurity defenses. The recent attacks have laid bare vulnerabilities in the public sector on a global scale, emphasising the urgent requirement for proactive and resilient cybersecurity measures.
The nefarious intentions of cyber actors targeting critical infrastructure, including power grids, transportation networks, and water supply systems, pose a significant threat to public services, public safety, and the economy at large.
Raluca Saceanu, the CEO of Smarttech247, expressed her concern, stating, “Over the past 12 months, we have observed a staggering 70% increase in attempted cyber attacks on organisations’ Operational Technology (OT) or Industrial Control Systems (ICS) systems. This poses grave risks to the essential services that our societies rely upon. We are dedicated to empowering organisations to confront these evolving challenges head-on, safeguarding critical infrastructure with robust defense strategies and cutting-edge technologies.”
To tackle the ever-evolving threat landscape, considering the projected 25 billion IoT connections worldwide by 2025, Smarttech247 is taking proactive measures. They are offering a complimentary cybersecurity health check to critical infrastructures across Europe.
According to Saceanu, this initiative is designed to identify vulnerabilities and strengthen defenses, thereby fortifying these critical systems against potential cyber risks.