Cyber-physical Attacks: What They Are and How to Protect Against Them

  Given the continued merging of what’s cyber and what’s physical in our society, cyber-attacks resulting in physical harm are a growing threat. One VP Analyst at Gartner, Katell Thielemann, predicts in her 2019 report that the financial impact of cyber-physical system attacks will reach over $50 billion by 2023.  What Are Cyber-physical Attacks? Cyber-physical attacks occur when a hacker gains access to the controls of a physical system. For an example of these attacks, mobile security company Zimperium reported that due to improper validation of the user password, a remote hacker could send unauthenticated commands over Bluetooth that could…

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