The targets include critical infrastructure of the energy system, including chemical processing. Most companies that were targeted so far manage to keep employee computers apart from the IT that runs actual critical industry processes, but as experience from the last one or two decades show, not all companies manage to draw this line well. And modern power systems can be a bunch of domino pieces even with todays level of integrated control, as the power outage of 2003 in the northeastern U.S. has shown. Hopefully some decentralised control and protection can be build in over the next decade, to make the system (on MV and HV levels) safer and not more critical.

15 May 2013 - 9:31
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