Cybersecurity attacks on IIoT infrastructure expected to increase this year

The study, commissioned by IT security company Tripwire, found that 96 percent of IT security professionals were expecting attacks on critical Industrial IoT infrastructure segments such as energy, utilities, government, healthcare and finance.

The study of 403 IT security professionals worldwide, revealed that an overwhelming majority of feel additional precautions are needed to adequately secure the IIoT, and more than half (51 percent) do not feel prepared for such attacks.

Sixty-four percent said they already recognize the need to protect against IIoT attacks, as they continue to gain popularity among hackers.