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The Blurring Line Between Cyber and Physical Threats | The Cipher Brief

The Blurring Line Between Cyber and Physical Threats | The Cipher Brief

Every day, the line between cyber-threats and physical threats grows thinner – blurring the crucial distinction between attacks on networks and attacks on materials objects. 225,000 Ukrainians learned this in January of 2016 when they lost power following a cyber-attack on a Ukrainian power grid. The rise of the Internet of Things (loT) has expanded this threat from nation-state interactions out into the realm of cyber-enabled crime against companies and individuals. For example, cybersecurity researchers have shown how anything from sniper rifles to your car’s brakes can be hacked.

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