he emerging field of Industrial Network Security came to the forefront after the September 11th terrorist attacks. Whether you talk about process control systems for chemical plants and refineries, SCADA networks for utilities like electric, natural gas, water and wastewater, or factory automation systems for discrete manufacturing, all these areas need protection from hackers, disgruntled employees, and even cyberterrorists.
This easy-to-read book, available from the ISA, provides an introduction to the field of Industrial Network Security and as an overview leverages the technical information ISA has developed in its short courses and conferences. It includes a brief tutorial on the basics of IT cybersecurity for the uninitiated. The book also takes a look at the many different organizations contributing to this area. Although most of industrial network security is cyber in nature, it includes summaries of physical and personnel security to round out this new field.
About the Author
David J. Teumim’s background includes corporate security and web project management positions with Agere Systems and Lucent Technologies, along with fifteen years of process, project,control, and safety work for Union Carbide Corp, British Oxygen, and AT&T. His association with ISA began in early 2002, when he chaired ISA’s first technical conference on Industrial Network Security in Philadelphia, PA, and taught the first ISA seminar on this subject. Since then he has been involved in ISA’s SP99 Manufacturing and Control Security Committee as a Workgroup Leader and has chaired several other ISA security conferences
as well. Mr. Teumim holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and is certified as a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP). His present activities include control system security consulting for government and industry. He resides in Allentown, PA.
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