Thursday, August 23, 2012

Managing Operational Risks and Vulnerabilities Created by Increased Connectivity

Industrial Controls System Security White Paper

Connectivity from the Top floor to the Shop floor – it's a common and growing trend with significant benefits and challenges. Watershed cyber security events like Stuxnet, Flame, and Duqu have focused attention on the operational risks and vulnerabilities created by increased connectivity.

Enterprises are striving to meet connectivity needs while minimizing information security risks. Enterprises need cost-effective solutions to address the network management and security challenges that arise from adding connectivity to automation systems and integrating them with Corporate business systems.

The purpose of this paper is to explain where vulnerabilities within a HMI/SCADA system may lie, describe how the inherent security of system designs minimize some risks, outline some proactive steps businesses can take, and highlight several software capabilities that companies can leverage to further enhance their security.

Pls refer here to download the whitepaper (registration maybe required).

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