Cyber security of networked critical infrastructures [Guest Editorial]

Abu-Nimeh, Saed, Foo, Ernest, Fovino, Igor Nai, Govindarasu, Manimaran, & Morris, Thomas (2013) Cyber security of networked critical infrastructures [Guest Editorial]. IEEE Network : The Magazine of Global Internetworking, 27(1), pp. 3-4.

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A new era of cyber warfare has appeared on the horizon with the discovery and detection of Stuxnet. Allegedly planned, designed, and created by the United States and Israel, Stuxnet is considered the first known cyber weapon to attack an adversary state. Stuxnet's discovery put a lot of attention on the outdated and obsolete security of critical infrastructure. It became very apparent that electronic devices that are used to control and operate critical infrastructure like programmable logic controllers (PLCs) or supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems lack very basic security and protection measures. Part of that is due to the fact that when these devices were designed, the idea of exposing them to the Internet was not in mind. However, now with this exposure, these devices and systems are considered easy prey to adversaries.

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ID Code: 69589
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Computer crime, Computer security, Network security, Privacy, SCADA systems, Smart grids
DOI: 10.1109/MNET.2013.6423184
ISSN: 0890-8044
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IEEE
Deposited On: 31 Mar 2014 23:20
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2014 23:25

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