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August 15, 2006

Issue Highlights
- Security testing and certification for control
- Cyber security procurement language for control systems
- Automation Federation joins security project

Security testing and certification for control
Security researchers at Wurldtech Analytics are partnering with ISA to establish procedures and an operations model for the security testing and certification of products used for control.

Cyber security procurement language for control systems
This document summarizes important security principles that should be considered when designing and procuring control systems products (software, systems and networks), and provides example language to incorporate into specifications that address these concerns.

How to protect control networks from office network problems
Three techniques — overlapped VLANs, rate limiting, and port security — can help safeguard control networks from problems with office networks or equipment such as Windows PCs.

Editorial: The summertime blues
CONTROL Editor in Chief Walt Boyes prepares for another round of User Group Madness and says he'd like to see creation of an unbiased user group run by end users of many different products.

Security News

Automation Federation joins security project

ISA website peeks into security standards development

Tenable, Digital Bond add SCADA security plug-ins for Nessus

Industry Events

Get information on all these events here

CONTROL's AutomationXchange
August 20-23, Park City, Utah

MatrikonOPC User Group
September 11-14, Houston, TX

Iconics Worldwide Customer Summit
September 25-27, Boston, MA

Emerson Global Users Exchange
October 2-6, Nashville, TN

ISA Expo 2006
October 17-19, Houston, TX

October 21-25, Dallas, TX

Automation Fair
October 25-26, Baltimore, MD

Yokogawa Tech Fair & User Conference
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Houston, TX

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