Problems in Energy Sectors (1):
The Cybersecurity Vulnerability & Protections in Energy Industry
Despite of security software, computers and information stored are still susceptible to malware attacks via users’ reactions to corrupted emails, automatic network connections, access to low-level communication functions, etc. The security software is also vulnerable when it is busy—such as when
(1) never detecting a new type of exploit,
(2) lacking in network segmentation in energy grids,
(3) taking a long lag time to update signatures, and
(4) waiting for other processes or interacting with applications and sharing real-time operational data with heterogeneous computers over the intranet and/or internet.