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ICIT Brief: The Energy Sector Hacker Report

Profiling the Hacker Groups that Threaten Our Nation’s Energy Sector

Among our Nation’s critical infrastructures, the Energy Sector is a primary target for exploitation by nation state and mercenary APTs, hacktivists, cyber jihadists and other hacker teams. Although the nation’s socioeconomic survival depends on the energy sector to deliver energy to the homes and businesses that support life, business operations, and critical systems, it was not built upon a foundation of security and cyber-resiliency, making it highly vulnerable to attack.  To develop truly viable defenses, conversations about energy sector resiliency must focus more on details about actors, malware and evolving attack vectors.

In this brief, entitled “The Energy Sector Hacker Report: Profiling the Hacker Groups that Threaten our Nation’s Energy Sector” the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology offers a detailed analysis of the expanding threat landscape within the energy sector as well as profiles on the most prominent actors targeting our Nation’s energy grid.

2017