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May 17, 2005 - In This Issue

  
Special to the Web

    •  The 10 most important steps to securing your control systems
    • The cyber security assessment methodology

Security White Papers
    • Distributed firewall for SCADA and industrial networks
    •  Best practices for securing your enterprise: 10 things you need to know

Security Topics
    • OPC consideration for network security
    • Insidious threats to control systems

Security News
    •  Embedded virus protection for Windows-based control systems
    •  Secure controls, monitoring for water systems is new company's focus

Security Products
    • Virus protection for industrial networks

Upcoming Events
    • VoIP security workshop for industry
    • Webinar: Windows security (DCOM) configuration for OPC

Online Resources
    • SCADA Security Blog
    • Process Control Security Requirements Forum
    • SCADA security training courses
 

 
Special to the Web

The 10 most important steps to securing your control systems
ControlGlobal.com
This "special to the web" article by SecureSystems Insider contributor Jay Abshier, summarizes the 10 most important design and process principles that will ensure your control systems are as secure as practical.

The cyber security assessment methodology
ControlGlobal.com
Although there is no silver bullet tool or technique for securing all your control systems, pursuing a comprehensive security program that is constantly monitored, updated and reviewed by third parties will keep you as secure as possible. Check out the methodology behind cyber security and assess your network's intrusion protection/detection plan.


 
Security White Papers

Distributed firewall for SCADA and industrial networks
ControlGlobal.com
The sensitive nature of PLC and DCS devices requires a higher level of network segmentation and advanced defense solutions. This "special to the web" White Paper defines the problem and introduces a new approach to distributing a firewall throughout your SCADA and industrial networking environment.

Best practices for securing your enterprise: 10 things you need to know
KnowledgeStorm.com
In this White Paper (available with registration), we'll prioritize the "Top 10" recommended security practices for building online trust both inside and outside your control systems enterprise.


 
Security Topics

OPC consideration for network security
Automation.com
When IT becomes involved in real-time control system security, misunderstanding about operation needs can leave the system either unsecured or non-functional. Find out how to keep your plant assets protected.


Insidious threats to control systems
ISA.org
The move to open standards is letting hackers take advantage of the control industry's ignorance. This article, by secure systems specialists Eric Byres and Justin Lowe, provides information about the kinds of threats and vulnerabilities you may experience, and steps you can take to secure your industrial SCADA and process systems.


 
Security News

Embedded virus protection for Windows-based control systems
ControlGlobal.com
While effective virus protection is just one element in an overall automation system security strategy, users can be confident that their Windows-based workstations will be well-protected against both incoming and outgoing viruses.

Secure controls, monitoring for water systems is new company's focus
ControlGlobal.com
Providing secure controls and monitoring for U.S. water supplies and meeting Homeland Security and EPA directives are among the goals of a recently formed company and its major product.


 
Security Products

» Virus protection for industrial networks

 
Upcoming Events

VoIP security workshop for industry
PFIDC.com
This technology and policy workshop, sponsored by the Cyber Security Industry Alliance, will address Voice Over Internet Protocol for industries using broadband cable, wireless and wireline systems. June 1-2, Washington, D.C.

Webinar: Windows security (DCOM) configuration for OPC
MatrikonOPC.com
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his online workshop will explain the limitations of DCOM when working with OPC applications and will show you how to get around the DCOM security problem altogether by using alternate technologies. To be broadcast May 26.


 
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.

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.

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.
 
 

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