Eugene Kaspersky: 10 Big Threats Changing Security

Email this CRN article

Industrial Control Systems Awry

Industrial control systems are used to control a variety of functions, from traffic lights to prison cells, Kaspersky said. He pointed to a Washington Post report in 2013 of 500 cell doors simultaneously opening inside Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Boyds, Md., as what could happen in future potential threats. Cell-door locks also disengaged before being reset.

"It's possible to employ engineers to make these weapons," Kaspersky said. "It is possible to buy Russians, Romanians and Chinese."

Email this CRN article

Get a roundup of CRN's security coverage right to your inbox with the Security Advisor newsletter.