Securing The Digital City

Securing The Digital City.

While the IT systems of critical infrastructure providers face the same level of risk from cyber-attacks as do other enterprises in the private and public sectors, a cyber-attack on critical infrastructure can have much broader and deeper consequences for society and the economy. This puts added pressure on IT decision makers and influences how they design, implement and maintain their cyber-defences. Going by previous attacks, the most likely areas to be affected in the future are the services, information and communications industries. These include telecoms, broadcast networks and wifi services, financial ATMs, bank payment systems, power, water and gas utilities, and transport systems like aviation, trains, bus and roads. 80% of organisations agree that over the next three years, the proliferation of connected devices, the Internet of Things and Big Data will make them more vulnerable to a serious cyber-attack.

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