Dragos has released a new report that provides a snapshot of the cyber activities threatening electric organisations in Australia.
A few key elements are currently influencing the Australian industrial control systems (ICS) and operational technology (OT) threat landscape and its elevated levels of cyber risk. These include the constant evolution of ICS/OT targeting adversaries, increased ransomware activity, the prevalence of supply chain threats, and the existence of sub-optimal security controls.
As part of our ongoing and regular industry-focused threat hunts, which are designed to help inform our customers, Dragos has recently released a new report to share the outcome of threat hunts specifically focused on Australian electric utilities to help ICS/OT security defenders stay ahead of the threat landscape.
One of the more concerning (albeit unsurprising) findings is that Australia, despite its geographical isolation, is by no means exempt from the increased adversarial targeting experienced by industrial organisations globally. On this note, a range of criminal and state-sponsored adversaries have targeted Australian electric organisations, with at least six out of the 19 Dragos-designated threat groups either directly targeted or have the assessed capability to target electric organisations within the country.