What remains unclear is how many of them actually impact critical industrial control systems.
The rate of cyberattacks and the number of successful attacks against organizations in the oil and gas industries are both continuing to increase, even as the ability to detect and respond to them is dropping, a new survey sponsored by Tripwire shows.
The security vendor commissioned Dimensional Research to survey IT professionals in the energy, utilities and gas industries and the results are based on responses from the over 150 professionals who participated in the study.
Eighty-two percent of the survey respondents said the number of successful attacks against their organizations had increased in the last 12 months. About 53 percent said the rate of cyberattacks, or attacks that were attempted but failed, increased between 50 percent and 100 percent during the same period.