Industrial Control System (ICS) Cybersecurity Response to Physical Breaches of Unmanned Critical Infrastructure Sites

by Scott D. Swartz and Michael J. Assante
Sept. 1, 2017 0 comments SANS Institute

Physical break-ins and other unauthorized entries into unmanned critical infrastructure locations have historically been viewed only as traditional property crimes. This is particularly true for electrical power substations, where the obvious trespass, theft or vandalism is often considered the sole motive of the intruders. However, the increased use of computer networks to monitor and control unmanned facilities remotely has also increased the possibility that these traditional physical crimes could be a means or a cover for less discernible cybercrimes.