Opening Keynote: OT Cyber Threats and Recommendations for the Electric Sector
The number of cyber intrusions and attacks targeting the electric sector is increasing from threat groups and with ransomware operations. In 2020, Dragos identified three new threat groups, adding to a total of 15 groups, targeting the electric sector. Additionally, supply chain risks and ransomware attacks continue to enable intrusions and disruptive impacts on electric utility operations.
In this opening keynote, Robert provides an overview of the threat landscape targeting the electric sector; shares his perspective on the Biden Administration’s 100-day action plan focused on increasing OT visibility, detection, and response in ICS networks; and concludes with recommendations for owners and operators to improve threat detection and response.