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The NIST Cybersecurity Framework from an Automation and Control Systems Perspective

When reading about the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) directive by Executive Order 13636 to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity, many, if not most, Control System Engineers and System Integrators just glaze over and turn the page in order to get to a more interesting topic. They may not think it’s their job, or even that learning about the subject might be in their best interest. The current thinking about Control System Security from the point of view of some engineers is to “not think about it” and it will go away… or to “give it to IT” and not worry about it again, or “the customer didn’t pay for it, so I am not going to address it because it is outside the project scope”. Continue reading

Industrial Automation Security: Cyber-Attack Against Ukrainian Critical Infrastructure (And How to Prevent Similar Breaches)

This week, we thought that our readers might be interested in looking closer at the critical infrastructure attack against the Ukrainian Power Distribution Facilities Oblenergos, and hearing more information on how such attacks can be mitigated. Continue reading

See InduSoft Speak about SCADA/HMI Security at Houston Infragard 2015

Recently one of InduSoft’s Cybersecurity Engineers, Richard Clark, along with Professor Stephen Miller of Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso spoke at the February meeting of the Houston Infragard on the subject of  “Cybersecurity Guidance for Industrial Automation in Oil … Continue reading