Stuxnet report V: Security culture needs work
Looking over the long haul, one of the key lessons from this analysis is just how complex and interconnected a typical control system is.
Looking over the long haul, one of the key lessons from this analysis is just how complex and interconnected a typical control system is. Potential pathways exist right from the outside world, through the Enterprise Control Network and down to the process controllers.
Because of this complexity, Stuxnet had many possible pathways to get to its target process. In the graphic below we summarized some of these pathways in an attack graph or infection data flow diagram. As complicated as this diagram looks, it is certainly incomplete — there are likely other potential paths this worm (and future worms) might take that we have missed.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey