OPC represents an easy to use, ubiquitous, reliable method of communication. As a result of it being based on DCOM; it is well known by security professionals, but unfortunately is also known by virus writers and hackers. Layers of security
Wireless security is critical to the successful deployment of both field instrument networks and plant application solutions. This paper demostrates Emerson’s capabilities to deploy secure, reliable and robust wireless solutions for both field instrumentation and plant applications. EMERSON-2011-Emerson-Wireless-Security.pdf
Malicious code, a Trojan program deliberately inserted into SCADA system software, manipulated valve positions and compressor outputs to cause a massive natural gas explosion along the Trans-Siberian pipeline, according to 2005 testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee by
The right industrial firewall can strengthen the safety and reliability of control systems Central to industrial control systems, industrial control networks help facilitate efficient and safe operations in vital sectors such as utilities, oil and gas, water, transportation, and manufacturing.
Effective cybersecurity management is essential for all organizations, regardless of size. There are many standards and guidance documents available to help organizations determine a way forward. This document is intended to provide a starting point for small- and medium-businesses (SMBs),
With the ever changing threats posed by cyber events of any nature, it has become critical to recognize these emerging threats, malicious or not, and identify the consequences these threats may have on the operation of an industrial control system
You work in the Process Control industry, so I’m sure you have heard the mixed and confusing messages about Cyber Security. Are you trying to determine how all these Cyber security issues are affecting you? Or do you know you
Ensuring safety requires reducing the risk of incidents, faults and failures that can disrupt normal operations. This effort goes far beyond simply installing fail-safe controllers or a safety instrumented system. In fact, to mitigate the risk of serious incidents that
Contemporary Controls (2006) The ABC of Ethernet Invulnerability
Contemporary Controls (2006) The ABC of SNMP
This document summarizes the most comprehensive research on the Stuxnet malware so far: It combines results from reverse engineering the attack code with intelligence on the design of the attacked plant and background information on the attacked uranium enrichment process.
History of Automation and Industrial Controls Systems and Cybersecurity Automation and Industrial Control Systems – often referred to as ICS – have an interesting and fairly long history. Today it’s quite common to see discussions of industrial controls paired
In Part 1, we learned how to identify and measure risk. Once risk has been quantified, specific high-risk items can be prioritized and remediated. In addition, efforts can be planned to prevent future risk. HONEYWELL-2016-Remediating-Identified-Risk-and-Reducing-Future-Risk.pdf
A successful attack is among the major risks worrying the U.S. government. As Michael Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command testified to the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee: “ We have seen instances where we are observing intrusions into
The process industries have long been characterized by a conservative, belt-and-suspenders approach to safety. This is particularly true for technical professionals charged with the management of industrial control systems — including their connections to smart field devices, remote user applications,
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Cyber Security Division’s Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) performs cybersecurity vendor assessments, ICS-CERT operations, and asset owner cybersecurity evaluations with the Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) evaluations for industrial control systems (ICS)