Shifting cyber threats menace factory floors

Friday, 8 October 2004, 10:45 AM EST

The factory floor of a modern paper manufacturing plant is a ballet of heavy machinery and razor-sharp blades, pressing, dying, rolling, unrolling and cutting dead tree pulp by the ton. To James Cupps, it's something else, too: a target rich environment for cyber attacks.

Cupps came to this perspective about three years ago, when, as newly-appointed information security officer for a large U.S. paper manufacturer, he got a phone call from an engineer posing a theoretical, but troubling, question. "He was worried about whether somebody from another site could control his equipment remotely," says Cupps. "And I looked into it, and, sure enough, they could."

By Kevin Poulsen at SecurityFocus.

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