According to a Honeywell report, the use of USBs are the second most widespread industrial vector vulnerability within operational technology. Whilst the number of threats disrupting OT was at 26% in 2018, this percentage has significantly risen to 59% today.
“This isn’t a case of accidental exposure to viruses through USB,” said Eric Knapp, director of cybersecurity research and engineering fellow for Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Cybersecurity. “It’s a trend of using removable media as part of more deliberate and coordinated attacks.”
Source: SC Magazine