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Now that plants are connected to EMS systems and supply chain partners, security has become a major issue. Gone are the days when the plant operated as an island. Talking to cyber security companies can make you dizzy with scenarios of attack both direct (from an enemy) or indirect (worms just floating around).
The Smart Emergency Response System capitalizes on the latest advancements in cyber-physical systems to connect autonomous aircraft and ground vehicles, rescue dogs, robots, and a high-performance computing mission control center into a realistic vision.
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