Our critical infrastructure is an attractive target for enemy nations, terrorist groups, or even run-of-the-mill cyber criminals, and many security experts believe that it is not remotely protected against cyber attacks. The SCADA systems that manage and control much of the critical infrastructure for the United States were not designed with security in mind, and are not engineered for an Internet-connected world.
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A universal security system must be created and adopted if security threats like Stuxnet are to be eliminated, the AusCERT 2011 conference has heard.
More cooperation is needed between government and industry on critical infrastructure protection (CPI), according to analysts.