Boost cyber security for green tech, firms told | Tyrone Jasper C. Piad

Boost cyber security for gree…

Boost cyber security for green tech, firms told | Tyrone Jasper C. Piad

BusinessMirror | 2021-07-20 13:45

COMPANIES adapting sustainable technologies should put in place safeguards against cyber attacks due to their vulnerability to such threats, a cyber-security specialist said. Exclusive Networks Country Manager Pen Bumanglag, in an interview with the BusinessMirror, said that cyber criminals -- even disgruntled employees -- can exploit the security gaps and weak links across the entire value chain. "Operational technologies, the computerized systems used to control industrial operations and critical infrastructure services that control everything from the electricity grid to traffic light controls, often run on legacy equipment that have weak cyber security which prioritize efficiency over safety," she explained. Bumanglag also noted the risks of greater use of electronic devices and Internet of things as such increase interconnectivity. This expands the attack surface available to cy…

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