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July 14, 2010
Press Release: Rethinking Geospatial Information to Understand Evolving Forms of Terrorism - Earth Imaging Journal

Rethinking Geospatial Information to Understand Evolving Forms of Terrorism

Defense Watch - Earth Imaging Journal

By Alex Philp, Ph.D., president and CEO, GCS Research

The intersection of critical infrastructure and cyberspace poses a new security challenge. Through a series of landmark experiments and demonstrations, such as the 2007 “Aurora Vulnerability” in which Department of Homeland Security officials remotely accessed the Idaho National Laboratory and destroyed a $1 million generator, increased attention has been placed on exploiting cyberphysics. As “smart grid” technologies and networkcentric control systems are emphasized, the value of relatively low-cost, highly malicious, targeted cyberphysical attacks increases.

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