With so many changes in the ways we work across new and multiple channels, there are more opportunities than ever for attackers to exploit vulnerabilities. In fact, 2021 saw a 50% increase in cyberattacks over the previous year—a trend that experts say is likely to continue, as the shift to cloud-based remote and hybrid work amplifies the vulnerabilities that came with the “cyber pandemic” of 2020. It’s no wonder that 75% of IT pros say cybersecurity is having a big-to-transformational impact on their roles. And, what’s more, those vulnerabilities can arise in places you might not expect. As the recent TLStorm breach demonstrated, uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) are vulnerable to cyberattackers. But we’re here to help. We have the solutions, knowledge and products to help secure your infrastructure from what may come. Our infographic provides key insights to help you navigate these changes and pivot toward stronger cybersecurity.
Interconnection – Being more connected across multiple networks and devices offers more convenience than ever before, but it also creates opportunities to exploit cyber vulnerabilities.
The power grid – With the increase in distributed resources, the U.S. electric grid is more vulnerable to cyberattacks, making it more important than ever to protect yourself from outages caused by hacking.
A new, advancing digital age – With organizations competing to have the newest technologies in the era of digital transformation, sometimes it’s better to be secure than to be first.
Cybersecurity best practices
Vulnerabilities can come from places you would least expect. Internet-connected HVAC, fish tank sensors, cardiac devices and baby monitors are all seemingly unrelated items. But all these products were infiltrated by hackers to cause serious problems. Anything connected to your power system with an internet connection should be protected and your UPSs and rack PDUs should always have the latest firmware. Using secure network cards, deploying software layers and other safety protocols are a few ways to prevent threats. Here are a few ways Eaton can help.
How Eaton helps strengthen your vulnerabilities:
Gigabit network card bullet (Network M2) ── The industry’s first UPS network card with built-in cybersecurity features UL 2900-1 and IEC 62443-4-2 certification.
Brightlayer Data Centers suite ── A software portfolio designed to drive operational performance, predict hardware maintenance and maintain safety and security.
Switched rackmount PDUs ── Facilitates remote monitoring and control of edge computing installations to eliminate the need for non-IT personnel to access equipment.
Eaton has the knowledge and expertise to fully support you in The Next Frontier of IT. Whether you need to address vulnerabilities, better equip your teams or redistribute responsibilities, we’re here to help.