Bitsight identifies exposed industrial control systems in the U.K.

Bitsight has identified nearly 100,000 exposed industrial control systems (ICS) around the world, with the U.K. ranking as the second-largest number of exposed organisations in Europe, with heavy concentrations in the London metropolitan area, Cambridge, and Brighton.

This could potentially allow an attacker to access and control physical infrastructure such as power grids, traffic light systems, security and water systems, and more. Organisations should promptly assess exposure and engage in remediation efforts.

We recommend that you read the full report to learn more about:

  • The most common exposed ICS protocols across sectors.
  • U.K. sectors with the greatest degree of exposure, plus a global geographic breakdown.
  • Potential consequences, and recommendations for security leaders, ICS manufacturers, and government policymakers.

Read the full report