The number of cyber attacks that target industrial control systems for automated industrial machines has been on the rise, according to the department. This increase will likely pick up speed in the next few years, according to Yoni Shohet, the co-founder and CEO or SCADAfence, a start-up that provides a system to monitor industrial control systems for cyber threats.
Companies in the manufacturing and utilities spaces have been connecting these systems to gather more data from these systems for their IoT initiatives. The downside is that this opens up these systems to hackers, which could lead to crippling attacks on power grids, dams, and other crucial infrastructure.
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