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SecureSystems Insider

TABLE OF CONTENTS - February 15, 2005

  
FROM THE EDITORS: Can we talk?
» Can we talk?

SITE HIGHLIGHTS: Editor's top picks
» New Column: Securing IP control protocols

FEATURED TOPICS: Insight you can use
» How vulnerable is your SCADA system?
» Does standard IT security measure up?
» Confronting digital espionage
 
INDUSTRY NEWS: This week
» Watchdog finds lapses in water systems
» New security standards to strengthen SCADA

ONLINE RESOURCES: Security blogs, forums and centers
» SCADA Security Blog
» Sound Off on ControlGlobal.com
» Process Control Security Requirements Forum
» Sandia Center for SCADA Security
» SCADA security training courses
 
NEW PRODUCTS: The latest industry innovations
» SCADA software for medium to large applications
» Analysis suite delivers data control and DAQ support
» Wireless I/O system is explosion-proof
 


 
FROM THE EDITORS: Can we talk?

Can we talk?
ControlGlobal.com
How do you stay current with problems and threats in process automation if nobody will talk about their experiences and their solutions. CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes comments in this "special to the web" editorial written exclusively for SecureSystems Insider.


 
SITE HIGHLIGHTS: Editor's top picks

New Column: Securing IP control protocols
ControlGlobal.com
Is it impossible for all SCADA IP control protocols to implement a common security protocol? This is a unique new monthly feature for SSI, "special to the web," by SCADA security consultant Dale Peterson, who says the answer is in the question.


 
FEATURED TOPICS: Insight you can use

How vulnerable is your SCADA system?
ControlGlobal.com
This article written by military expert Maj. Barry Charles Ezell, Ph.D., US Army, asserts that the same definition, theory, model and methods used to quantify vulnerability to critical military infrastructure may be used to assess vulnerability to SCADA.

Does standard IT security measure up?
ControlGlobal.com
This short article from PA Consulting Group outlines the increasing vulnerability from cyber attack of industrial process control and automation systems, and the reasons why standard IT security measures are insufficient to meet the challenge.

Confronting digital espionage
BaselineMag.com
Where does defending against digital espionage fall on your priority list? See what cybercrime experts recommend as the best steps you can take to secure your company's manufacturing processes.


 
Be a CONTROL Insider!

Every year we invite our readers to send us stories, suggestions, Tales from the Front submissions, and just talk back to us. This year, we want you to join a select group of people willing to be asked questions about issues in the process automation arena. You won't be quoted unless we ask you specifically. These people will become our official CONTROL Insiders, and will receive special notice of events and even some free stuff from time to time. If you want to be a CONTROL Insider let me know at WBoyes@putman.net.
 


 
INDUSTRY NEWS: This week

Watchdog finds lapses in water systems
Boston.com
Water utilities have installed computer-based remote controls "with little attention paid to security," leaving valves, pumps and chemical mixers for water supplies vulnerable to cyber-attack, according to an Environmental Protection Agency report.

New security standards to strengthen SCADA
ComputerWorld.com
The security of critical-infrastructure process control systems will be getting a boost from proposed standards for industrial controls, according to this article from Computerworld's Mark Willoughby.


 
ONLINE RESOURCES: Security blogs, forums and centers

SCADA Security Blog
DigitalBond.com
News and opinion on best practices, future trends, security standards, vendor offerings, and all other issues related to SCADA security, by SSI's new columnist, Dale Peterson.

Sound Off on ControlGlobal.com
ControlGlobal.com
The CONTROL Editors' Blog on all things in process automation.

Process Control Security Requirements Forum
ISD.MEL.NIST.gov
This site is a resource for users, vendors, and third parties in the process control industry who are concerned about information security in an increasingly networked world.


Sandia Center for SCADA Security
Sandia.gov
Sandia is a leader in providing SCADA education, research and training for industry, government, and academia working on securing our nation's critical infrastructure control systems.

SCADA security training courses
InfoSecInstitute.com
This web site offers training courses to SCADA system managers, administrators and analysts in a position to manage their company's SCADA cyber security programs.


 
NEW PRODUCTS: The latest industry innovations

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SCADA software for medium to large applications
 
»  Analysis suite delivers data control and DAQ support
 
»  Wireless I/O system is explosion-proof
 
 
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