EDUCAUSE Guest Blogger Darren Highfill, Founder & Managing Partner of UtiliSec, shares his thoughts on cybersecurity and critical infrastructure.
"The point at which these processors and communications hit reality is called cyber-physical systems. These are electronics that don't just control a computer game or a Facebook page - they control a stoplight, or an air-conditioning unit, or a power plant. It's been called the "Internet of Things," and of these things, the electric grid is the biggest and most complicated machine we have ever built."
For more National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) 2013 guest blogs, visit: http://www.educause.edu/blogs/vvogel/.