Posted June 30, 2020
The mining industry is under threat from cyber attacks aimed at exploiting its strategic position in global supply chains. Early in our explorations within this sector we discovered that the risks and opportunities for exploitation are very large, yet there seems to be extreme reluctance in talking about it. What we are dealing with here are very targeted and coordinated cyber attacks launched by a broad set of attacker groups ranging from hacktivists to hostile governments and organized criminals, that
a. on the one hand have learned how to leverage the significant role that mining commodities play in regional and global supply chains and for national economies, and
b. on the other hand are exploiting the vulnerabilities that mining companies are exposed to due to heavy reliance on integrated and automated systems.