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Properly Tackle Your Cyber-Security Vulnerabilities

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The Dept. of Homeland Security’s Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team provides resources and services that can form the basis for cyber-security planning and improving industrial automation systems.

Industry Gets Cyber-Security Reality Check

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Industry Gets Cyber-Security Reality Check -- Stuxnet attack points up vulnerabilities of control systems.

Grasp Cyber-Security Policymaking

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More than a dozen federal agencies are working on cyber-security activities that affect industry. Realizing that these efforts fall into only five categories leads to a better understanding of the government’s policymaking.

Cyber Security: Watch Out for Wireless Network Attacks

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Today, cyber security involves more than warding off intrusion onto wired networks. Jamming devices can cripple wireless systems while drones can disrupt such networks, spy and even cause damage. So, plants must address this new reality.

Build Better Cyber Security

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Build Better Cyber Security -- A three-step approach is key to enduring protection.

Cyber Security Threats: Watch Out for Watering Holes

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An encounter at a soccer game provided an opportunity for a cyber security expert to share some best practices with a process engineer at a large chemical plant in Texas City. The key message: take a holistic approach.

Plug cyber-security gaps

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With the new “high risk chemical facilities” federal anti-terrorism regulations, it’s time for the chemical industry to ratchet up its cyber-security efforts. There’s a surge in interest in cyber-subjects such as security certification, defense-in-depth strategies, risk-based planning and ...

Strengthen Your Cyber Security

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Strengthen Your Cyber Security -- Take a number of steps to achieve a comprehensive and robust plan.

Protect your plant

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Avoid the basic errors in cyber security strategies that many chemical companies are making

Defeat Targeted Cyber Attacks

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Threats to plant networks have become more sophisticated, necessitating the continual evolution of cyber security efforts. Hardware, particularly unidirectional security gateways, can play an important role in ensuring security.

Put On Your Cyber Security Armor

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Understand the impact of the cybersecurity skills shortage and do your best to take proactive measures.

Cyber Security Gets a Local Look

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Automation vendors note most malware infections arise from inadvertent or deliberate actions of people (staff, contractors, etc.) on a site. So, plants are ramping up efforts to protect themselves from such threats as well as those posed by physical incursions.

Cyber Security Shield Gets Stronger

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Chemical makers are now hyper aware of potential attacks on their systems. Fortunately, vendors continue to introduce products and services to better address vulnerabilities.

Cyber Security Challenges Continue

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Countermeasures to protect control systems increase as more vulnerabilities surface.

Become a cyber-security pacesetter

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Today, most plants with control systems must contend with many pressures both to allow access to data and to secure those data.

We Must Improve Safety and Security

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We Must Improve Safety and Security -- Better performance demands more than add-on equipment and software.

Address Wireless Network Vulnerabilities

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Cyber attackers can gain access in several ways often overlooked by sites. Here are some guidelines to help carry out efforts to improve the security of your wireless network.

Address Safety And Security In Tandem

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Security issues can impact functional safety. Simultaneously applying relevant standards for security and safety offers a viable way to align the two. This requires adopting and properly implementing three guiding principles.

Threat of Cyber Attacks Boosts Funding

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New research will focus on better understanding and mitigating threats from hackers or malware infiltrating the U.K.’s vital industrial control systems.

Plant Security Deserves More Attention

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Plant Security Deserves More Attention -- Government mandates and industry self interest are fostering progress.

What Happens When Malware Targets Process Safety Systems?

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A cyber attack on a safety controller at an oil and gas installation in the Middle East proves that concerns about the possibility of attacks on industrial systems are escalating.

Quick Poll: Does Your Plant Restrict Outside Equipment From Contractors?

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Does your plant restrict the use of devices such as laptop computers and flash drives brought in by contractors, vendors, and other outsiders?

Contractors Get More Scrutiny

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Protecting a plant involves far more than strong cyber security. Proper background checking of people who work on site, i.e., plant staff as well as personnel from contractors, vendors, etc., is receiving increasing attention.

How Secure Are Your Process Safety Systems?

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End users should consider forming a cross-functional team to address physical-, cyber- and safety-related risks. At the very minimum you need to make sure that existing discipline-specific teams confer on a regular basis.

Flaws Undermine CFATS Monitoring

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The U.S. Government Accountability Office releases a report that points both to progress and continuing challenges in the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to monitor sites and enforce CFATS standards.

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