OT SECURITY INCIDENTS IN 2021: TRENDS & ANALYSES Report

During 2021, the number of cyber attacks giving rise to physical consequences in manufacturing and process industries more than doubled over those reported in 2020. Almost all these attacks were the result of targeted ransomware and impacted multiple sites.

These findings and others are documented in a new report: OT Security Incidents – 2021 Trends and Analyses, a cooperation of ICSSTRIVE and Waterfall Security Solutions. The data in the report comes from the new icsstrive.com OT cyber incident database. The database records and categorizes public reports of OT incidents.

Of 64 incidents reported in discrete manufacturing and process industries, 22 were cyber attacks with physical consequences. These attacks represent a 144% increase over such incidents in 2020.

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OT SECURITY INCIDENTS IN 2021: TRENDS & ANALYSES ebook

During 2021, the number of cyber attacks giving rise to physical consequences in manufacturing and process industries more than doubled over those reported in 2020. Almost all these attacks were the result of targeted ransomware and impacted multiple sites.

These findings and others are documented in a new report: OT Security Incidents – 2021 Trends and Analyses, a cooperation of ICSSTRIVE and Waterfall Security Solutions. The data in the report comes from the new icsstrive.com OT cyber incident database. The database records and categorizes public reports of OT incidents.

Of 64 incidents reported in discrete manufacturing and process industries, 22 were cyber attacks with physical consequences. These attacks represent a 144% increase over such incidents in 2020.

Fill out the form on this page to get the full report.

In this Report

2021 data OT OUTAGES
future RECOMMENDATIONS
RANSOMWARE CONSEQUENCES
CONCLUSIONS

About The Authors

Gregory Hale

Gregory Hale

Greg Hale is the founder and editor of Industrial Safety and Security Source (ISSSource.com), the website focused on sharing Safety and Security news in the manufacturing automation sector. Prior to starting up ISSSource.com 12 years ago, he was the chief editor of InTech magazine for more than 10 years. With over 30 years of experience in the publishing industry, Greg has covered the manufacturing sector including, automation, safety and cybersecurity. Prior to InTech, Greg was the editor-in-chief at Reseller Management Magazine, and has served in numerous roles as reporter and editor at various newspapers and magazines. In addition, he is co-author of the book, “Automation Made Easy: Everything You Wanted to Know about Automation – and Need to Ask.”

Andrew Ginter

Andrew Ginter

Andrew Ginter is the VP Industrial Security at Waterfall Security Solutions. At Waterfall, Andrew leads a team of experts who work with the world's most secure industrial sites. He is author of two books on industrial security, a co-author of the Industrial Internet Consortium's Security Framework, and the co-host of the Industrial Security Podcast. Andrew spent 35 years designing SCADA system products for Hewlett Packard, IT/OT connectivity products for Agilent Technologies, and OT/ICS security products for Industrial Defender and Waterfall Security Solutions.

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