Smart Buildings: The Evolution of Operational Technology Hackers
Oct. 31, 2019
A new threat landscape
Cyberattacks on connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices are rapidly increasing. According to McKinsey Global Institute, an estimated 127 new devices connect to the internet every second, bringing breed to a host of new access points for hackers to explore. And that number only stands to increase in the coming years as technology evolves and connectivity multiplies.
This rise in IoT devices has greatly increased the attack surface for hackers, giving hackers a target-rich environment. With a much larger attack service, basic cybersecurity best practices are often not followed.
This white paper explores the evolution of operational technology (OT) hackers, taking a closer look at the differences between OT and IoT, different types of hackers and their unique motivations, possible entry points into your OT, and best practices to improve your overall OT cyber posture.