What Are the Riskiest Devices in Critical Infrastructure Industries?

July 21, 2023
Engineering workstations and SCADA servers are at the highest risk of cyber attacks in the manufacturing, utilities and transportation sectors

Cybersecurity firm Armis reported that the riskiest devices in the manufacturing, utilities and transportation industries were: engineering workstations, SCADA servers, automation servers, historians and programmable logic controllers (PLCs).

Data from the firm confirmed that operational technology (OT) and industrial control systems (ICS) devices in those industries are at risk the most, with engineering workstations garnering the most attack attempts of all OT devices in the past two months.

“Contextual data will enable teams to define what risk each device poses to the OT environment so that they can prioritize remediation of critical and/or weaponized vulnerabilities to quickly reduce the attack surface,” Armis co-founder and CTO Nadir Izrael said.

To learn more about cybersecurity threats to OT and ICS devices, read the full story from partner publication Control Design here.

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