Password Managers are a Top Cyber Security Tool for Critical Infrastructure Systems

password managers for critical infrastructure systems

A cyber security researcher on a jet hacks into flight controls via its in-flight information system.

A practical joker cracks the code for programming electronic highway road signs.

An organized crime group hides drugs in an ocean shipper’s legitimate cargo and uses hackers to gain data needed to steal the cargo containers in port.  

A cybercriminal gains access to a railroad’s signaling system by pretending to be a rail company executive and sending out bogus emails to other employees.

Each of these scenarios demonstrates what happens when a cybersecurity vulnerability common in transportation and other critical infrastructure systems is discovered and abused: a weak password. The first three actually occurred; the fourth is a terrifying possibility. 

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