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Addressing Industrial Power Supply Vulnerabilities
June 23, 2020
The concerns about industrial power supplies that cybersecurity authority Joe Weiss raised in his “Unfettered” Controlglobal.com blog in 2018 are even more valid today. He is concerned that the uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) and generator systems that are designed to protect mission-critical systems can be co-opted and used as cyber-attack vectors against the very systems they were meant to protect. Such systems, he says, are very expensive and critical but they use inexpensive communications cards that are fraught with vulnerability.
“To ensure that a UPS, generator or other critical power systems cannot be hijacked and used as a weapon, it is critical to understand the cyber threats to this equipment and employ appropriate cyber protection to both monitor and protect these systems,” he writes.
For more details and examples of cyberattacks on power supplies read the full article here.
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