Threat landscape for industrial automation systems, Q1 2024


In the first quarter of 2024, the percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects were blocked decreased by 0.3 pp from the previous quarter to 24.4%. Compared to the first quarter of 2023, the percentage decreased by 1.3 pp.

Building automation has historically led the surveyed industries in terms of the percentage of ICS computers on which malicious objects were blocked.

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Source: Kaspersky


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