A recent survey shows an overwhelming majority of mining companies believe they need to do more to combat cyberattacks.
According to the survey, conducted by communications firm Inmarsat Enterprises, showed 87% of respondents believe their process for combating cyber threats should be stronger, while 84% say more can be done to prevent the mishandling of data. About 125 mining companies responded to the survey. Despite recognizing the risk of a potential cyberattack, few of the respondents have taken steps to prevent one. Just 22% of respondents say they have invested in new security measures, while only 31% have partnered with outside firms.
One of the biggest issues respondents say they face is a lack of relevant skills needed to prevent cyberattacks. 70 % of respondents said they did not have staff with the skills needed to improve their security.