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40% of Cyber Attacks on Energy/Utilities Companies Start With Insiders

December 21, 2017 | Threats & Incidents

In the energy and utilities sector, 40 percent of cyber attacks originated with insiders in 2016. Within this group, there were more inadvertent actors (24 percent) than malicious insiders (16 percent). Inadvertent actors — often employees who open malicious email attachments or click on malicious links in an email — were responsible for more than half of insider attacks targeting the energy and utilities sector in 2016.


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