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Cyber Threats to Industrial Control Systems

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are computers that monitor and manage industrial tasks. They are found in multinationals, SMEs and national infrastructure, from rail networks to power plants.

ICS have evolved from self-contained and isolated networks to being heavily interconnected with IT systems and other wider networks and services.

This has led to new cyber security vulnerabilities and the potential for inter-organisational, inter-industry and international threats.

RITICS represents a group of academically led and industrially linked projects researching three key questions:


RITICS is coordinated by the Institute for Security Science and Technology, Imperial College London.

The Institute for Security Science and Technology was founded in 2008 as one of four Imperial College Global Institutes. Each Institute has been formed to promote interdisciplinary working to meet the greatest challenges faced by society, to become a focal point for multidisciplinary activities and an interface to stakeholders, and to formulate and apply new areas of knowledge and technology solutions as well as providing independent scientific advice.

Individuals, communities, business and government are facing rapidly evolving security challenges in many aspects of everyday life due to advances in technology, globalisation and living in a more interconnected world.

The Institute seeks to improve security and resilience across a range of scales, from protecting the individual to ensuring the security of whole populations. Our core mission areas include security in cyberspace, CBRN threat reduction, critical infrastructure protection and bio and environmental security.

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