GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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