Unicorns & Air Gaps: Do They Really Exist?
Eric Byres is chief technology officer and vice president of engineering at Tofino Security and is considered one of the world's leading experts in the field of SCADA security. In this presentation from The Automation Conference 2013, Byres focuses on the myth that critical networks can be “air gapped” from the corporate network. Byres says this myth continues to be popular in the SCADA and Industrial Control Systems communities. As a result, many automation vendors excuse product vulnerabilities while manufacturing management justifies weak policy on the grounds that nothing bad can cross the “invincible” air gap.