I have written at least a couple times previously about things Sean McBride has written, including in this post from 2014 (which by the way I just read and found quite interesting, and every bit as relevant now as back then). He has always been one of the leading experts on ICS security and especially ICS vulnerabilities. He founded the firm Critical Intelligence, which is now part of FireEye (although the name is no longer used).
He recently published a white paper that provides a great overview of what he calls “cyber-attacks”, which he defines as attacks that cause physical damage, and that originate from “state-nexus” perpetrators. He shows that these have been increasing in frequency and severity, and he makes the argument that this trend will only increase. I recommend you read this!
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