Cyber Espionage comes to SCADA Security

Article from:, February 2012

SCADA and Industrial Control Systems operators have been under pressure to increase productivity and reduce costs through network integration.  In addition, proprietary network technologies are being replaced with commercial-off-the-shelf technologies.

At the same time, advanced persistent threats such as Stuxnet, Night Dragon, Duqu and Nitro have made industrial systems their targets.

In this article Eric Byres summarizes the impacts of the new threats and discusses how their purpose may not be process destruction, but industrial espionage.

Eric Byres; "Cyber Espionage comes to SCADA Security",, February 2012

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