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How safe are your controllers?

PLC cyber attackes become models for security

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Since the late 1980s when the Morris worm, one of the first-ever Internet worms, was launched by a Cornell graduate student from a computer system at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, cyber attacks have become big business.The Morris worm’s creator has indicated his virus was designed to be random and harmless, despite its unintended destructiveness, but today’s attacks are targeted and represent a significant threat to economic growth and safety. Cyber attacks have even been adopted as war strategies by some nations. Cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion annually by 2021, up from $3 trillion in 2015, according to Cybersecurity Ventures’ Official 2017…

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