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SecureSystems Insider - Latest developments in process automation platforms

 
June 21, 2005 - In This Issue

  
From the Editors
• Security is more than hating Microsoft

Special to the Web
• 21 steps to improve security of SCADA networks

Security Topics
• Ways to secure your Ethernet networks against hackers
• Measures you can take to secure your integrated SCADA System

Security in the News
• Confidential and institutional data found on used hard disks
• Increased concerns with cyber security and SCADA system reliability

Secure Systems Products
• Comprehensive security solution for SCADA networks
• Firewall internet security platform prevents service disruption

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


 
From the Editors

Security is more than hating Microsoft
ControlGlobal.com
In his June editorial for CONTROL, Editor in Chief Walt Boyes believes we are picking unfairly on the security flaws of Microsoft, while ignoring the wider implications of the problem for process automation.


 
Special to the Web

21 steps to improve security of SCADA networks
ControlGlobal.com
The President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, and the Department of Energy, have developed the steps outlined here to help any organization improve the security of its SCADA networks.


 
Security Topics

Ways to secure your Ethernet networks against hackers
Ferret.com
Imagine if a disgruntled employee broke into the network of your wastewater control system, or hackers took control of your gas pipeline by penetrating its electronic control systems. Imagine these same hackers having connections with criminals or terrorists; the danger would be catastrophic. As the Ethernet rapidly grows as the industrial network solution, you must choose how best to secure your network. Here are several options.

Measures you can take to secure your integrated SCADA System
Automation.com
Global terrorism has the public and media concerned about the security of public utility companies' critical infrastructure and their SCADA systems. The threat may be real, but the measures to protect SCADA systems are, fortunately, relatively easy. This article provides an overview of security measures you can take to protect your integrated SCADA network.


 
Security in the News

Confidential and institutional data found on used hard disks
IntegratedMar.com
A recent study involving the purchase of 200 used hard disks on eBay and scanning them for existing data showed that personal or business data was found on over 70%, indicating real problems in how enterprises securely protect or delete their data.

Increased concerns with cyber security and SCADA system reliability
ControlGlobal.com
Newest findings from a study of electric power control center officials indicate that the pace of automation spending on energy management and SCADA system upgrades on the North American grid are not as robust as they should be.


 
Secure Systems Products

» Comprehensive security solution for SCADA networks
 
» Firewall internet security platform prevents service disruption


 
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.
 
 

AutomationDirect.com




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