Systems that allow manufacturing companies to control industrial machinery remotely present additional cyber risk when it comes to the protection of trade secrets. Security experts are advising boards of such companies to include these often-overlooked systems in cyber-risk reviews. The issue is becoming more serious as attacks on these industrial control systems, also known as supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) systems, grow more common. SRZ partner Brian T. Daly talked to Agenda about the security of trade secrets and the increasing scrutiny placed on boards of directors to address cybersecurity risks.
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