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Five Cyber Security Myths That May Be Holding Back Your Security Protocols

When developing secure SCADA/HMI applications that will help systems interface and share data in IoT application, it’s important to take a look not only at what we can do to better protect applications, but at the misconceptions that might be holding back our best efforts at cybersecurity. We thought it might be important to share some of the misconceptions we’ve found in the industrial automation field. Continue reading

InduSoft Watches: Zero Days

This week, InduSoft employees got together to watch Zero Days, a documentary film from Alex Gibney that explores the origins and implications of the Stuxnet virus, which specifically targeted control systems and PLCs, and has played a huge role in alerting the industry to the need for additional cybersecurity measures in control systems. Continue reading

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. Are You Taking Precautions?

The month of October is cyber security awareness month. InduSoft would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that cyber security can always be improved, and that if you’re not taking measures now to prevent cyber security threats, now is a wonderful time to start! Continue reading

Havex Industrial Control System Malware: FAQ from InduSoft

ICS-CERT has released detailed information (ICS-ALERT-14-176-02A) regarding the Industrial Control System Malware Campaign that has been detected on several fronts, what it is, how it is spread, how to protect your systems if they are vulnerable. The following discussion based on the alert, condenses the information to allow you to understand if the information is applicable to you. At the time that this article is being published, InduSoft is not aware that any system using its products being infected or affected by this malware, however here are some FAQs that will help customers understand the issues. The answers are based on US-Cert information and information from InduSoft Development/Engineering: Continue reading

3rd NIST Cybersecurity Framework Workshop

InduSoft attended the 3rd NIST Cybersecurity Framework Workshop held at UC San Diego on July 10-12. Since the time of the 2nd Workshop in Pittsburgh held at Carnegie Mellon University, NIST has, with what they call the “Big Brain,” taken all the suggestions and input provided by the attendees of the last workshop, plus anything that was sent to them at cyberframework@nist.gov and compiled it into a Framework Outline. The purpose of the 3rd Workshop was to fill in the gaps and start to flesh out the framework so it can be applied to the real world. So far, more than 2500 people and organizations have sent in suggestions and recommendations. We estimate that there were over 500 people in attendance in San Diego. It was suggested by NIST that the attendees represented the “Best of the Best” thinkers representing all aspects of Industry, Science, Government, and Education, and that we are to become the ambassadors of the final Cybersecurity Framework. Continue reading

InduSoft Report: NIST Cybersecurity Framework Workshop

Recently, InduSoft attended the NIST workshop held to promote SCADA security. Here is the report of the event from our own Richard Clark.

NIST(National Institute for Standards and Technology) held the 2nd of 4 workshops on creating a Cybersecurity Framework that be applied across any platform and also be vendor independent, during the week of May 26, 2013. These workshops are the result of Executive Order 13636, tasking NIST with creating the Cybersecurity Framework. Continue reading

Join the SCADA Security Conversation with InduSoft Web Studio

Because SCADA security is an issue that affects not only automation worldwide, but critical infrastructure as well, it’s important to be an active participant in the SCADA security dialog. InduSoft feels very strongly about the importance of educating ourselves and users of InduSoft Web Studio about SCADA security, and to open up the discussion to include a wide range of viewpoints. Here are some of the ways to become actively involved in this topic: Continue reading

InduSoft Creates Impenetrable SCADA Solution with the Help of Partners

InduSoft has teamed up with partner MegaSecurePC to create a combination of hardware and SCADA software that is utterly impenetrable against virus attacks, worms, ants, and user error. This ultra-secure panel PC created by MegaSecurePC comes pre-installed with InduSoft Web Studio SCADA Software. Continue reading

Report from Automatisierungstreff Böblingen – An OPC Seminar in Germany

InduSoft was recently a sponsor of Automatisierungstreff Böblingen, an OPC seminar for OPC UA server development. As an original member of the OPC foundation, InduSoft is dedicated to providing connectivity solutions to InduSoft Web Studio SCADA software users who require OPC connectivity. Continue reading