We depend on industrial controllers in manufacturing, oil refining, chemical processing, pharmaceuticals and more. Many of these controllers have been in operation for decades and were not designed for the demands and dangers of the Internet of Things. Even many new controllers being deployed today lack the security needed to face today’s cyberthreats, and weaknesses at business partners, suppliers, and services companies can also leave industrial control systems at risk. These weaknesses leave our society vulnerable to cyberattacks and they can also offer back doors for information theft. Securing them has to be the business of every business, reports Richard Kam, CIPP/US, in his continued series for The Privacy Advisor.
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