When ransomware meets the physical world

Jessica Amado, Head of Cyber Research at Sepio Systems, speaks about ransomware attacks – how these attacks are now having a physical impact and ransomware is no longer confined to the cyber space. With the development of technology (specifically industrial IoT), IT and OT are becoming integrated, and critical infrastructure is now operating with cyber physical systems. So now operational technology and machinery is enhanced through computers and IT. This of course has many benefits, however, it has made critical infrastructure more exposed to cyber threats-more vulnerable.