According to the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) The number of data breaches publicly reported so far this year has already exceeded the total for 2020, putting 2021 on track for a record year.  Eva Velasquez, President and CEO of the ITRC, said 2021 is just 238 breaches away from tying the record for a single year. “It’s also interesting to note that the 1,111 data breaches that the amount and quality of data being exfiltrated by hackers from cyber-attacks so far, this year exceeds the total number of data compromises from all causes in 2020.” For me, the take-away is not the number. They are becoming more systematic in their targeting. Breach Volumes for 2021 Already Exceed 2020 Total – Infosecurity Magazine (

On October 14th “ongoing malicious cyber activity—by both known and unknown actors—targeting the information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) networks, systems, and devices US wastewater sectors were highlighted by the FBI, EPA, NSA and CISA, in a joint advisory. U.S. Water and Wastewater Systems (WWS) Sector facilities. has identified 15 of the top cyber attacks this year, in their article they stress “This amount is still set to rise further as cybersecurity attacks are becoming more complex and difficult to detect. On top of all, cybersecurity attacks are even becoming more dangerous than ever before.”
More information on these top 15 provided below via their website.

The Cyber Senate return for the 8th annual Control Systems Cybersecurity Europe show this November 9/10th in London United Kingdom. This collective of industry leaders includes nuclear, water, utility, energy, transport and leading subject matter experts from around the world to address key areas of our current cyber position, from supply chain cyber security, to ransomware impacts, risk management, collaboration, remote operations and convergence.

Considering the sheer amount of information in the marketplace in relation to cyber attacks, we open our show with a Keynote from Waterfall Security Solutions, “Separating Fact from Fiction” to set the pace and to provide a more realistic view of what is happening on the front lines of operational technology across industrial enterprises, beyond the potential FUD we hear about in the press wires daily. Do not miss this highly anticipated show, taking place at the Copthorne Hotel in London hosted by the Cyber Senate.