International ‘Resilience Week’ Conference puts focus on cybersecurity, controls, grids, human dynamics

You remember those roly-poly dolls — Weebles were a popular type some years back — designed with a center of gravity that keeps them bouncing back no matter how they get pushed around.

They are a model of resilience — things or people that teeter, totter, take a body blow and carry on.

Engineers and security experts want that quality of resilience built into control systems, the energy grid and other critical infrastructures. They want us to think about cybersecurity in terms of resilience, too, so that as more and more aspects of our lives are connected in “smart” ways, those links do not become virtual landmines that trigger long chains of destruction.

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