Forbes June 12, 2024
Michelle Drolet

Michelle Drolet is CEO of Towerwall, a specialized cybersecurity firm offering compliance and professional cybersecurity solutions.

Critical infrastructure and public sector organizations such as governments and municipalities, manufacturing units, communication networks, transportation services, and power and water treatment plants have been battling a growing wave of breaches and cyberattacks. Three main reasons exist why critical infrastructure is being targeted:

• Opportunity for real-world disruption. Attacks on railways, ports or air control systems can create shortages in food supply or halt supply of critical components and resources. Attacks on financial systems like the stock market or large telecom providers can shut down a country’s economic activity.

• Legacy and outdated infrastructure. Many critical infrastructure organizations rely on legacy systems that have...

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