Cyber Threat to Telecom, Energy and Transport infrastructure in Ireland

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An official statement released by a top Cyber Official of UK says that telecom, energy and transport sectors in Ireland are facing extreme cyber threats from foreign nations.

Lindy Cameron, the CEO of NCSC, was seen taking part at a virtual event in Dublin related to Institute o International and European Affairs. And at this event, the lady expressed her concerns and encouraged strong bilateral partnership in these regards to counter such threats.

As most of the energy infrastructure of Ireland is operational through connected systems and automated industrial processes, there needs to be a presence of a secure set of operational technology that needs to function efficiently and effectively.

Cyber criminals are in a constant search of vulnerabilities in such operational technology that can be exploited to the core with espionage and malware. And here’s where Ireland needs to raise its defense-line against such attacks, before any untoward takes place.

Both UK and Ireland have cleared the air on many occasions that they do not tolerate malicious cyber activity and will retaliate against nations that launch digital attacks.

Britain’s Cyber Arm of GCHQ, NCSC is ready to help Ireland on the concerns. As it plans to educate the entire telecom, transport and energy sector on the concerns they need to work to block nation sponsored cyber attacks.

Ms. Cameron is urging the Ireland’s industrial sector to take the help of the National Cyber Security Centre to bolster its computer networks related to gas pipeline supply, electricity and other utilities.

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Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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