July 2018

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Unfortunately, nation states appear to be launching cybersecurity attacks on other nation states.

Goble, W., exida LLC

Unfortunately, nation states appear to be launching cybersecurity attacks on other nation states. In this “arms war,” some attacks have been focused on industrial control systems (ICS).  Three of these ICS cybersecurity attacks are notorious: Stuxnet (2009): A Siemens system attack to change PLC operating code. Industroyer/Crash Override (2015): An attack on the Ukrainian power grid that shut down a portion of Kiev. Triton (2017): A well-targeted attack on a distributed control system (DCS) and a Triconex safety instrumented system (SIS), believed to be an attempt to cause damage to the plant. The Triton attack appears to be the most ambitious. Experts speculate that the attacker

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