Government: Critical condition

government 0410An increasing number of individuals, some working on behalf of foreign countries, have the resources to, in a worst-case scenario, manipulate the process control systems that regulate U.S. critical infrastructure systems, causing widespread outages and catastrophic effects. For example, the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems – used to manage electric power generation plants, water systems, oil and gas pipelines, and other systems – are becoming interconnected with enterprise networks, making them accessible from the internet. For this ebook from SC Magazine, we spoke with a number of industry experts to investigate the steps being taken by owners of critical infrastructure to mitigate the vulnerabilities.

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