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Control System Connections to the Internet

Posted in Cyber-Security on Thursday, May 15th, 2014. No comments yet
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Cybersecurity remains a top concern among process manufacturers around the globe. In a recent Process Engineering article, Weak spot, the article opens: Last month marked the end of technical support for Microsoft’s Windows XP operating system. Robert Smith investigates the security risks for process plants running control systems on the XP platform. He notes: In […]

Security across the Control System Lifecycle

Posted in Cyber-Security, Support Services on Friday, May 13th, 2011. One comment so far
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Over at the Tofino Security blog is a post, PLC Security Risk: Controller Operating Systems. A question was posed to the blog’s author: How could a hacker possibly attack an industrial controller like a PLC or SIS, since there is no operating system in these devices? The post addressed the question with this answer: Every […]

Like Plant Safety, Build a Culture of Security

Posted in Cyber-Security, Operations Management on Friday, February 6th, 2009. No comments yet
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A popular TV drama series here in the U.S. recently dramatized a cyber-attack on a chemical plant, raising awareness of process manufacturing cyber-security risks outside our niche of process automation. Within our industry, this has been an area of concern for many years and is being addressed in many different ways. I mention this because […]