Why Hardware Engineers Have to Think Like Cybercriminals

The future of cybersecurity is in the hands of hardware engineers, reports IEEE Spectrum. According to Scott Borg, director of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, hackers are increasingly focusing on hardware, not on software. Initially, hackers "focused on operations control, monitoring different locations from a central site. Then they moved to process control, including programmable logic controllers and local networks. Then they migrated to embedded devices and the ability to control individual pieces of equipment. Now they are migrating to the actual sensors[...]” The issue with computer science is that through decades of abstraction, few people understand what is happening inside the har

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