The computer systems and networks that control the machinery in our nation's power plants, water treatment plants and other infrastructure facilities are lynchpins of modern society. They're also frequently antiquated and highly insecure. This year's show will feature a number of talks by researchers who have found how easy it is to hack into industrial systems from afar. The most notable talk will be given by a pair of researchers from IOActive who will show how they are able to inject data into the wireless remote sensors that many utility and petrochemical companies use to optimize their equipment.
Ericka Chickowski specializes in coverage of information technology and business innovation. She has focused on information security for the better part of a decade and regularly writes about the security industry as a contributor to Dark Reading. View Full Bio