Cybersecurity In The Power Generation Industry Statistics

Cyberattacks in the power generation industry have been steadily increasing, with more than 75% of organizations experiencing at least one security breach in the past year.

Statistic 1

"About 54% of energy businesses experienced a serious cyber attack in the past year."

Sources Icon

Statistic 2

"35% of energy/utility organizations say detecting an active attacker in their networks is impossible."

Sources Icon

Statistic 3

"The average total cost of a data breach in the energy sector was $6.4 million in 2020."

Sources Icon

Statistic 4

"44% of utilities saw OT/SCADA systems as high risk for cyber attacks."

Sources Icon

Statistic 5

"Approximately 40% of all cybersecurity incidents in the energy sector involved phishing."

Sources Icon

Statistic 6

"29% of power and utility organizations do not have a documented cyber crisis response plan."

Sources Icon

Statistic 7

"In 2020, 36% of energy organizations experienced security incidents related to unprotected infrastructure."

Sources Icon

Statistic 8

"Up to 80% of cyber attacks on the energy sector involved remote operations."

Sources Icon

Statistic 9

"Only about 40% of energy companies share threat information with others in the industry."

Sources Icon

Statistic 10

"The average cost of cybercrime for the energy sector rose by 11% from 2018 to 2019."

Sources Icon

Statistic 11

"Approximately 38% of energy companies have suffered a loss of private data due to cyber attacks."

Sources Icon

Statistic 12

"About 58% of all detected attacks on industrial control systems in the last half of 2019 were against the energy sector."

Sources Icon

Statistic 13

"Only 32% of energy companies are confident in their ability to monitor for threats."

Sources Icon

Statistic 14

"57% of cyber attacks in the energy sector involved ransomware."

Sources Icon

Statistic 15

"Power plants are the second most likely infrastructure to suffer a cyber attack, with 75% of total infrastructure cyber attacks targeting them."

Sources Icon

Statistic 16

"47% of cyber attacks on the energy sector last year involved Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs)."

Sources Icon

Statistic 17

"Just 18% of energy companies have a high level of confidence in their ability to act on a cyber threat without causing business disruption."

Sources Icon

... Before You Leave, Catch This! 🔥

Your next business insight is just a subscription away. Our newsletter The Week in Data delivers the freshest statistics and trends directly to you. Stay informed, stay ahead—subscribe now.

Sign up for our newsletter and become the navigator of tomorrow's trends. Equip your strategy with unparalleled insights!