Is the energy sector prepared for cyber breaches?

A lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals is adding to vulnerabilities in the energy sector.

A lack of skilled cybersecurity professionals is adding to vulnerabilities in the energy sector. Image: Unsplash/fresonneveld

Simon Torkington
Senior Writer, Forum Agenda
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Cybersecurity is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:


Listen to the article

Average number of weekly cyberattacks per organisation in selected industries, 2020-2022
The number of cyberattacks on critical energy infrastructure has doubled since 2020. Image: IEA

Infographic illustrating the cybersecurity skills in high demand.
A lack of cybersecurity professionals is increasing vulnerability to attacks. Image: Fortinet

Cybersecurity professionals job postings before and after a cyberattack in United States power utility two, Feb 2016- Feb 2020
Job postings for IT security specialists tend to spike following major cyberattacks. Image: IEA

What is the World Economic Forum doing on cybersecurity?

Have you read?
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
CybersecurityEnergy Transition
World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

FBI warns of dual ransomware attacks, and other cybersecurity news to know this month

Akshay Joshi

October 4, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum