Top Ten Security Threats to the Utilities Industry

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Mar 23, 2011, 3:46:00 PM

In 2010, Internet/Intranet Security was the security threat of greatest concern in the Utilities industry. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response and Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience tied for 2nd place. Employee Selection/Screening dropped from 3rd to 4th position and Terrorism dropped from 1st to 5th position in 2010.

1. Cyber/Communications Security: Internet/Intranet Security (including e-mail/e-commerce)
2. (tie) Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
2. (tie) Business Continuity Planning/Organizational Resilience
4. Employee Selection/Screening
5. Terrorism
6. Property Crime (e.g., external theft, vandalism)
7. (tie) General Employee Theft
7. (tie) Crisis Management and Response: Political Unrest/Regional Instability/National Disasters
9. Global Supply-Chain Security
10. Unethical Business Conduct

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