Data Threat Report
Critical Infrastructure Edition
The effects of cyberattacks on critical infrastructure are not only inconvenient, but they can also be life-threatening. The 2022 Thales Data Threat Report Critical Infrastructure Edition summarizes the most important findings gathered from a survey of leaders and practitioners within critical infrastructure organizations and concludes with thoughts on reducing the risk of attacks such as ransomware and malware.
Analysis from 451 Research, part of S&P Global Market Intelligence, based on a survey with more than 300 security professionals from critical infrastructure organizations worldwide.
of respondents expressed some level of concern about the security risks of employees working remotely
of respondents reported increases in the volume, severity and/or scope of cyberattacks in the past 12 months
of respondents identified malware as the most common cause of increased attacks
Encryption still #1 choice to protect data in the cloud
When asked what security technologies are prioritized to protect sensitive data in the cloud, 62% of respondents chose data-at-rest encryption.