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Report: 90% of infrastructure security pros saw cyberattack damage

Tenable's current headquarters is on Columbia Gateway Drive. (Tenable photo)

Tenable’s current headquarters is on Columbia Gateway Drive. (Tenable photo)

Ninety percent of critical infrastructure security professionals surveyed say their environments had been damaged by at least one cyberattack over the past two years, according to a report released by Columbia cybersecurity firm Tenable Inc.

The report, surveying people who are involved in evaluation or management of cybersecurity solutions and who work in energy, utilities, health, pharmaceutical, industrial, manufacturing and transportation fields, also found that only 20% of them felt they could see well enough into the ways attackers could exploit cybersecurity weaknesses.

Additionally, regarding their abilities to find and fix vulnerabilities, 61% of respondents said they are not staffed adequately and 51% said they rely too much on manual processes.

The report, “Cybersecurity in Operational Technology: 7 Insights You Need to Know” is based on independent research by the Ponemon Institute of Traverse City, Michigan and sponsored by Tenable. It is available at

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