Anti-phishing vital in Scada protection, says expert

Anti-phishing vital in Scada protection, says expert: A high proportion of cyber attacks are enabled by an extremely customised and plausible phishing attacks, says Rohyt Belani, CEO of phishing awareness training firm PhishMe.

According to security firm Mandiant, 99% of the security breaches it investigated in 2012 started with a targeted spear-phishing attack.

Research has revealed this includes attacks against Scada control systems at top energy firms,  Belani told attendees of the (ISC)2 Security Congress 2013 in Chicago.

Most Scada systems are not exposed to the internet, which means attackers need to break in and find a way to move internally to get to the Scada systems, he said.