The global cyber weapon market is poised to grow strong during the forecast period 2018 to 2028, according to the latest report from ResearchandMarkets. Moreover, offensive segment is again segmented into reverse rules attack, penetration driven assault, distributed denial of service and worms & viruses. Finance and Policy Increasing investment by organisations to identify zero-day vulnerabilities,Increasing need for security in critical infrastructure and utilities, and Demand for advanced cyber weapons. The report distinguishes between the major weapon types, segregating into defensive, offensive, mirai, stuxnet, great cannon, duqu, flame and wiper. AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development Sign up for the ESI Africa newsletter BRICS The defensive segment is futher segmented into anti-penetration driven assault, anti-virus, anti-distributed denial of service and anti-reverse rules attack. The report provides a detailed analysis on current and future market trends, as well as key market players. To download a copy of the report, click here. This report comes at a time when utilities are increasingly aware of the risks posed by cyber terrorists. Just recently Portuguese energy company Energias de Portugal (EDP) was the victim of a RagnarLocker cyberattack. TAGScybersecurity Previous articleChanging energy plans and forming powerful habitsNext articleKenya’s economic update amid COVID-19 disruption Pamela Largue RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR The report, Global Cyber Weapon Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forcast to 2028, highlights some of the prominent trends that the market is currently witnessing, such as: Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA Generation According to sources, the hackers responsible for the attack threatened to release 10TB of sensitive data unless they were paid $10.9 million. Read more about cybersecurity The report confirms that the areas of application most at risk include, but are not limited to; industrial control systems, communication networks, public utilities and smart power grid, as well as the private sector.