For almost every country, their economy and many other important services depend on a reliable critical infrastructure. As more and more countries are adopting trends such as the Industrial Internet of Things, their critical infrastructures are becoming more complex and are constantly connecting more devices and networks. While this expansion has numerous benefits and possibilities, this evolution is making their critical infrastructure more vulnerable to cyberattacks. As countries are becoming more reliant on their critical infrastructure, any cybersecurity breaches will put the countries’ economy, public safety, and health at risk. Needless to say, the financial damage a cyberattack could cause is almost unlimited. In addition, any component supplier that has their components affected by a cyberattack is likely to suffer huge damage to their reputation, which will often result in them losing their current customers and make it difficult for them to find new customers in the future.

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