Control system security: What's in your server?

June 9, 2005
Security threats to control system networks are a fact of life. See these tips and techniques culled from end users and vendors on how you can keep the Barbarians at bay.

Everybody is trying to scare the beejeezus out of you these days with talk of nasty ol&rsquo hackers and crackers, how assorted bad guys are trying to break into your process control system, and all the risks you take by using Web, Ethernet, wireless, and Microsoft technology in your control system. While we don&rsquot exactly subscribe to the theory that terrorists are plotting to destroy your recipe for making chocolate, we realize that threats do exist from hackers, viruses, and competitors. Maybe even terrorists, too.

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