Almost every form of technology is connected to the internet, which allows for very advanced monitors and controls from a remote location. The downside of this interconnectivity is that critical infrastructure may be vulnerable to cyberattacks. Among the most critical infrastructure in the U.S. is within the energy industry, with power plants, pipelines and oil fields connected to systems that hackers may target.

In a recent interview with Privcap, cybersecurity expert Tauseef Ghazi, a principal at RSM US LLP, discussed the nature of the threat, why too many middle-market companies are not prepared to deal with it, and where hackers have already made inroads.