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Cybersecurity: Control Systems Are Under Attack

Here, There Be Dragons. It's a Scary New World in Process Control, but You Can Defend Your Plant Against Cyber Attack

By William L. Mostia

In ancient times, map makers would sometimes mark unknown areas on a map with a dragon indicating that there were some potential hazards present in that area. The cyber world is a constantly evolving technological and social-political environment that presents a growing knowledge base of known cyber threats (which unfortunately can have the power to mutate into a new hazard) and unknown cyber hazards (our metaphorical dragons).

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