In this ICF infographic, today's major cybersecurity myths and the reality for critical infrastructure are examined.
The actual dimensions and intended consequences of cyberthreats are not understood clearly. News about cyberthreats has become so prevalent that suspicion of a cyberattack often is among the first considerations when we learn about damage or disruption to services in the public sector or when our critical infrastructures fail.
Myths and misconceptions abound about the reality of these threats, the organizations that are affected, and the level of preparedness appropriate to these entities. The consequences can be serious for U.S. critical infrastructure, companies that possess valuable intellectual property, and enterprises that store and process sensitive personal and private information.