Cybersecurity is all the rage now with everyone wondering if someone is peeking under their petticoats or will hack their control system and take over their process, a la Stuxnet, leading to a disaster. This is an important issue that requires a careful approach of engineering analysis and design to keep the barbarians at the gate and out of our kingdom. IT networks are being subjected to an increased level of cyber threats, and all the pundits are predicting that industrial control systems (ICS) are next, with a good dose of doom and gloom. When the corporate or enterprise IT network is connected (directly or indirectly through the plant network) to ICS network and/or…Full Story
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