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Dated Windows Software The Weak Link For SCADA Systems


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TrendMicro’s latestresearchsuggested that unsecured and dated Windows operating systems are the weak link when it comes to cyber attacks on critical infrastructure systems. Edgard Capdevielle,CEO at Nozomi Networks commented below.

Edgard Capdevielle,CEO at Nozomi Networks:

“There is a number of opinions as to what poses the biggest risk to critical infrastructure – be it old Windows systems, unsecure and legacy industrial devices, targeted malware, operator error, etc. However, what isn’t debated is the damage that can be inflicted. As illustration, cyber criminals exploited existing Windows XP vulnerabilities and targeted aging infrastructure with the weaponised WannaCry malware, successfully compromising systems connected to devices running legacy Windows operating systems. Attackers will continue to employ innovative tactics so defenders equally...(continued)

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