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Cyber-Physical Attack Recovery Procedures: A Step-by-Step Preparation and Response Guide by Luis Ayala

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© Luis Ayala 2016

Luis Ayala, Cyber-Physical Attack Recovery Procedures, 10.1007/978-1-4842-2065-8_3

3. Prevent Hackers from Destroying a Boiler

Luis Ayala

(1)Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA

A boiler is a closed pressure vessel in which water or other fluid (hydronic) is used to heat a building, while a furnace uses warm air. The heat is different, and the way that heat is circulated through the building is different (see Table 3-1 ). Once in your BCS, a hacker can send any one of many locking and blocking error codes to the boiler to shut it down. Interrupting the fuel that feeds the boiler or furnace or interfering with the combustion process is problematic at best, but a boiler that has a loss of feed water and is permitted to boil dry can be ...

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