Why the military needs to take 3-D printer cybersecurity seriously
- Meredith Rutland Bauer for C4ISRNET
- March 20, 2018
- Source: https://www.c4isrnet.com/dod/2018/03/20/why-the-military-needs-to-take-3-d-printer-cybersecurity-seriously/
The use of 3-D printing in the military is becoming more commonplace, and as a result experts are emphasizing the importance of treating 3-D printers like the hackable machines they are. While a 3-D printer’s capability for experimental on-site manufacturing is far more futuristic than a traditional Wi-Fi enabled printer, the hardware is as vulnerable to cyberattacks as an average laptop or connected printer, said Nikhil Gupta, a New York University [Tandon School of Engineering] associate professor of engineering and materials researcher.