Last month, I mentioned books I hadn’t read (by Vonnegut), so this month, I thought I’d open with a movie I haven’t seen. Back when my then-fiancé and I lived in Michigan, she worked on dinner one night while I made a run to the video store (there’s your timeframe giveaway!). She told me to go rent Sneakers since she loved it and I had never seen it, but I mangled the instruction somehow and I came back with Hackers. The videotape never made it past the front door. Fortunately, it wasn’t far (back) to the video store.
I was reminded of that evening recently when I saw the headline from Reuters: “Hackers halt plant operations in watershed cyber attack.” We had just published Paul Ehrlich’s feature on some prudent steps to consider regarding cyber and physical security. Right before that, ABMA President Scott Lynch had relayed his membership’s growing interest in such matters following an interesting keynote speech on the subject. You’ll find one related article in the last Today’s Boiler (www.esmagazine.com/todays-boiler) and likely more to come.