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About 34% of security vulnerabilities impacting industrial control systems (ICSs) that were reported in the first half of 2023 have no patch or remediation, registering a significant increase from 13% the previous year.

According to data compiled by SynSaber, a total of 670 ICS product flaws were reported via the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) in the first half of 2023, down from 681 reported during the first half of 2022.

Of the 670 CVEs, 88 are rated Critical, 349 are rated High, 215 are rated Medium, and 18 are rated Low in Severity. 227 of the flaws have no fixes in comparison to 88 in H1 2022.

“Critical manufacturing (37.3% of total reported CVEs) and Energy (24.3% of the total reported) sectors are the most likely to be affected,” the OT cybersecurity and asset monitoring company said in a report shared with The Hacker News.

Other prominent industry verticals include water and wastewater systems, commercial facilities, communications, transportation, chemical, healthcare, food and agriculture, and government facilities.

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