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SecureSystems Insider

TABLE OF CONTENTS - January 18, 2005

  
SITE HIGHLIGHTS: Editor’s top picks
» Selecting an automation security consultant
 
SPECIAL TO THE WEB: ControlGlobal.com
» The role of SCADA in securing our critical infrastructure
» Security technologies for manufacturing and control systems
» Last chance to help a reader with a level measurement problem?
» Take the CONTROL Poll
 
FEATURED TOPICS: Insight you can use
» Cyber vulnerabilities in control systems
» Industrial strength security?
» New funding for automation security research

 
INDUSTRY NEWS: This week
» DOE teams with TECSys on infrastructure security
» A network security forecast for 2005 
 
NEW TO THE MARKET: The latest industry innovations
» Alarm control system can be viewed remotely
» Distributed I/O provides IP20 protection
» Smart instrumentation is not just a fluke
» Wireless mesh network provides standards support

UPCOMING EVENTS: Shows, seminars, conferences

»  Web seminar: Industrial network security series, Part 1: Cyber security risk assessment for automation systems
 
SSI RESOURCES: Solutions for the world of automation
» Process control security requirements forum

 

 
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SITE HIGHLIGHTS: Editor’s top picks

Selecting an automation security consultant
ControlGlobal.com
This "special to the web" article by Charles Landis notes that you may want to consider hiring an expert to design a process control security program that is in your best interest financially and operationally.


 
SPECIAL TO THE WEB: ControlGlobal.com

The role of SCADA in securing our critical infrastructure
ControlGlobal.com
Conducting routine self-assessments and scenario planning can help utilities identify security risks and develop counter measures before incidents occur.

Security technologies for manufacturing and control systems
ControlGlobal.com
This ISA Technical Report provides recommendations and guidance for effectively using electronic security technology to protect manufacturing automation and control systems.

Last chance to help a reader with a level measurement problem?
Can you help an end user with a level measurement problem? Comments, suggestions or solutions will appear in the March issue of CONTROL magazine and on ControlGlobal.com. Send your answers to CONTROL Ask the Experts at WBoyes@putman.net.


Take the CONTROL Poll
ControlGlobal.com
Why do your problem level applications give you fits, and which level devices give you the most problems? Take the poll on the ControlGlobal.com home page and let us know.


 
FEATURED TOPICS: Insight you can use

Cyber vulnerabilities in control systems
ControlGlobal.com
As steps are being taken to ensure the cyber security of control systems in several industries, securing and maintaining these secure systems will require employees to have more operations and IT experience.

Industrial strength security?
BaselineMag.com
How secure are the industrial information systems that control the valves and sensors responsible for the safe operation of your plant? Find out why securing them should be on the top of your 2005 to-do list.

New funding for automation security research
ControlGlobal.com
The Department of Homeland Security believes that improving the security of distributed control and SCADA systems is an important part of securing our country's critical infrastructure.


 
INDUSTRY NEWS: This week

DOE teams with TECSys on infrastructure security
ControlGlobal.com
The Department of Energy has joined with a development company to jointly produce software for monitoring and securing the controllers and field devices that feed operator workstations and help control the nation's electricity infrastructure.

A network security forecast for 2005
ComputerWorld.com
The security marketplace will see big, new product trends hit their stride in 2005. Learn how you can secure your network from malicious intent.


 
NEW TO THE MARKET: The latest industry innovations

» 

Alarm control system can be viewed remotely
 
»  Distributed I/O provides IP20 protection
 
»  Smart instrumentation is not just a fluke
 
» 

Wireless mesh network provides standards support


 
UPCOMING EVENTS: Shows, seminars, conferences

Web seminar: Industrial network security series, Part 1: Cyber security risk assessment for automation systems
ISA.org
This seminar will be valuable to IT professionals who wish to learn the special considerations of automation systems in performing Risk Analysis. Jan. 27, 2005.


 
SSI RESOURCES: Solutions for the world of automation

Process control security requirements forum
ISD.MEL.NIST.gov
This site is a resource for users, vendors, system integrators and third parties in the process control industry who are concerned about SCADA security in an increasingly networked world.
 

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