Chapter 7

Physical Weapons

Abstract

When it comes to cyber warfare, the physical and the logical realms are closely linked. Logical systems, such as software and applications, depend on the physical systems and infrastructure on which they run. In fact, changes to the physical components can profoundly affect the logical components, and vice versa, with one sometimes rendering the other useless. This chapter explores the use of physical weapons in cyber warfare—starting with how the physical and logical realms intersect and how changing one can affect the other. Various infrastructure concerns—including those related to the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition systems that control the industrial, infrastructure, and facility processes ...

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