In Pictures: The fascinating 50

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Eric Byres A go-to expert on Stuxnet and its impact on control systems security, Eric Byres wears multiple hats. He’s a technical developer in the field of SCADA security, researcher, entrepreneur and writer. He also chairs multiple ISA groups that are working to establish industry standards and develop a framework to protect facilities from cyber attacks. An avid sailor, Byres and his wife Joann -- who is Eric’s boss at Tofino -- used to live aboard a 43-foot racing sloop off the coast of Vancouver when they taught at British Columbia Institute of Technology. The pair clearly has found success in their work-life partnership: “When not creating high-tech stuff at Tofino Security, we develop and lead relationship courses for couples,” Byres says.

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