Industrial Control Systems under increasing cyber attacks, trend will continue indefinitely

The security of industrial control systems (ICS) were battered in 2017 by a series of high-profile and powerful malware attacks, exposing their increasing vulnerability according to a report from industrial cybersecurity firm Dragos. The company said it tracked 193 vulnerability advisories that impacted ICS products. Among them, 61 percent made it possible for hackers to both inflict loss of view and [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.