The tragic events of 9/11 awakened America to its critical infrastructure’s vulnerabilities and to the threats to this infrastructure – both physical and cyber. In the almost two decades that passed since then, the ability to monitor, detect and defend against a wide slew of threats to critical infrastructure has increased considerably, as witnessed by the forests of video surveillance cameras and their attendant software and humanware controllers, surrounding almost every critical infrastructure site or facility. But, unfortunately, as the defenders became more sophisticated, so have the attackers and their capabilities.
A review of some of the evolving threats and vulnerabilities to America’s critical infrastructure reveals a future no less dangerous than the situation today.
By Johnathan Tal
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