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SecureSystems Insider

 
March 15, 2005 - In This Issue

  
From the Editors
    • What's in your server?


Featured Topics
    • What do vendors say about process control security?
    • Testimony of security analyst Joe Weiss before Congress
    • Are utility computer systems susceptible to cyber attack?

Security White Papers
    • How to build a secure Ethernet environment
    • Increasing plant floor security today
 
Security News
    • Uncle Sam gets 'D-Plus' on cyber security

Books on Security
    • Industrial network security
    • Securing manufacturing and control systems
 
Working Groups
    • Process Control Security Requirements Forum
    • Sandia Center for SCADA Security

New Products
    • Secure network software works with all Windows systems

    •  Secure wireless interconnectivity ensures high level of security

Online Resources
    • SCADA Security Blog
    • Sound Off on ControlGlobal.com
    • SCADA security training courses

Upcoming Events
    •  Mark your calendar for KEMA's 5th Cyber Security Conference
 

 
From the Editors

What's in your server?
ControlGlobal.com
Security threats to control system networks are a fact of life and a full-time job that requires constant vigilance, training and a large corporate commitment. Senior Technical Editor Rich Merritt shares tips and techniques he culled from end users and vendors on how you can keep the Barbarians at bay, and reveals the Top Ten defenses for securing your process control system.


 
Featured Topics

What do vendors say about process control security?
ControlGlobal.com
Read detailed, unedited responses from process control vendors, software companies and security consultants on questions regarding control system security.

Testimony of security analyst Joe Weiss before Congress
ControlGlobal.com
Remarks by security analyst Joe Weiss before Congress provide details on the growing threat of cyber attacks on operational control systems that could create a crisis for which no country, company, or person is adequately prepared.

Are utility computer systems susceptible to cyber attack?
WaterWorld.com
EPA Inspector General Nikki Tinsley points out that computer-based monitoring and control systems installed by water utilities were developed with little attention paid to security and "may be susceptible to attacks" by cyberterrorists.


 
Security White Papers

How to build a secure Ethernet environment
ControlGlobal.com
The trend toward using Ethernet as the sole communications network for business and industry has raised concerns about security. So how do you take advantage of the benefits of Ethernet connectivity within a secure environment?

Increasing plant floor security today
ControlGlobal.com
Investing in plant floor security is like buying insurance, you purchase it in hopes that you never need to use it! Before you spend a dime to increase your plant floor security, you need to ask yourself a few simple questions. This White Paper will help you understand the implications of plant floor security and how it can be cost effectively improved today.


 
Security News

Uncle Sam gets 'D-Plus' on cyber security
ControlGlobal.com
The Department of Homeland Security led a list of seven agencies that received flunking grades for their cyber security efforts in 2004, with the federal government at large earning an overall grade of "D-plus" from a key congressional oversight committee.


 
Books on Security

Industrial network security
ControlGlobal.com
This easy-to-read book, available from the ISA, provides an introduction to the field of Industrial Network Security and as an overview leverages the technical information ISA has developed in its short courses and conferences. It includes a brief tutorial on the basics of IT cybersecurity for the uninitiated.

Securing 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.


 
Working Groups

Process Control Security Requirements Forum
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.


 
New Products

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Secure network software works with all Windows systems
 
»  Secure wireless interconnectivity ensures high level of security

 
Online Resources

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.

Sound Off on ControlGlobal.com
ControlGlobal.com
Editor in Chief Walt Boyes’ Blog on all things control.

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.


 
Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar for KEMA's 5th Cyber Security Conference
ControlGlobal.com
Technology Solutions for Security of SCADA and Process Control Systems will focus on the latest advancements in security standards and technology: August 22-24, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
 

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