I often wonder who is running this world. You occasionally hear of stories (mostly involving China) about hackers breaking in to Government networks and stealing information, hacking into infrastructure and things that aren’t mean for anyone else’s eyes. How is this possible in the first place?
Whenever cyber security agenda is being pushed (usually in the US) talk of dams being hacked into, nuclear reactors and traffic lights hacked you’ve got to ask the question: why is vital infrastructure accessible from the Internet in the first place?
Do nuclear reactors, private Government networks housing sensitive documents, dams, traffic lights and other crucial and sensitive utilities need to be connected to the Internet in the first place?
An article recently on Ars Technica revealed that a power company apparently suffers from 10,000 cyberattacks per month. The article fails to reveal just how many of those attacks are deliberate (I am guessing a very tiny percentage).
Things like this raise the question: why the heck is the power grid even accessible via the Internet: a publicly access network? Something so important should be completely on its own private network, off the grid.