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2013 Puts Fight Against Cyber Crime Back on Agenda

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But in his last predictions, Byres sees stronger growth in the combination of industrial safety and security analysis, with companies like TUV and exida pushing further into the SCADA/process security markets, and with increased attention being paid to studies like the LOGIIC analysis of SIS by the Department of Homeland Security in the USA.

This leads onto his last prediction, that following the serious cyber attacks last year in the Middle East, there will be a big security event in Europe or the USA this year, one that will impact on industrial systems. If Byres is right on this one (he hopes he is not) this would ratchet the whole discussion up several notches.