When industrial environments integrated connected systems into their assets, attack surfaces are expanded, opening once-closed critical infrastructure sites and the companies that manage them to attacks from threat actors.
As the world becomes more digitally integrated, hacker groups will continue to take advantage of the physical blindspot that many companies have to launch attacks against digital infrastructure. A cyberthreat that comes by way of a physical device is known as a “phygital” threat.
There is an increasing overlap of cyber and physical security breaches, crime and espionage. Cybercriminals slip between the gaps of those tasked with physical, information and cyber security, as they often do not coordinate their activities and see their realms as completely separate.
With much of the focus on cybersecurity practices, however, organizations are often overlooking their physical security needs. What are the common cyber-physical security threats to enterprises?
The critical infrastructure and healthcare industries are key targets for cyberattacks because of their extensive use of cyber-physical systems. Here are best practices for cyber-physical security.