Yes, this hasn't typically been an issue that was on the shoulders of the industrial control system manufacturers. Security was typically handled at the facility level. However, since we're going more and more connected with our devices, they're going to have to step up their game considerably. I know that strong security would be a very big consideration for me moving forward with specing out a new system.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.