When Cyberattacks Pack a Physical Punch

Physical security goes hand in hand with cyberdefense. What happens when – as we see all too often – the physical side is overlooked?

More than one in 10 data breaches now involve “physical actions,” according to a recent report. These include leveraging physical  devices to aid an attack, but also hacks that involve breaking into hardware and remote attacks on physical infrastructure.

The stat underscores the realities of a shrinking gap between physical and cyber infrastructures. And, according to security professionals, one that should be forcing individuals, businesses and governments to combine both cyber- and physical security efforts, experts say.

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Source: ThreatPost