Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are indispensable for a number of industrial processes, including energy distribution, water treatment, transportation, chemical, government, defence and food processes. Though until a few decades ago ICS functioned in discrete environments, nowadays they tend to be connected to the Internet. This enables streamlining and automation of industrial processes, but carries with it the risk of exposure to cyber-attacks.
The ICS are lucrative targets for intruders like criminal groups, foreign intelligence, phishers, spammers or terrorists. Therefore, the ability to respond to and mitigate the impact of ICS incidents is crucial for protecting critical information infrastructure and enhancing cyber-security on a national, European and global level.
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