According to a 2017 Black Hat Attendee Survey, cyberattacks on U.S. enterprise and critical infrastructure are coming soon, and in most cases defenders are not prepared.

Published for this year’s Black Hat event in Las Vegas, a report titled “Portrait of an Imminent Cyberthreat ,” portrays a dark picture of tomorrow’s cyber defenses.

“In essence, the survey is a warning from the industry’s most experienced and responsible IT security professionals that successful cyber attacks on essential infrastructure and business could be imminent, but defenders do not have the resources and training they need to efficiently respond.”

60% of respondents believe that a successful cyber attack on US critical infrastructure will occur in the next two years.

Source: US Critical Infrastructure Will Be Attacked Within 2 Years, According to 2017 Black Hat Survey