Process control and SCADA security best practices

Overview:

This guide is designed to impart good practice for securing industrial process control, automation, distributed control and SCADA systems. It provides an overview of the necessity for process control and SCADA system security, highlights the differences between process control and SCADA system security and IT security, and identifies seven best practices principles.

By PA Consulting Group for National Infrastructure Security Coordination Centre (NISCC)

 

THIS PAPER provides valuable advice on protecting control systems from electronic attack. Such systems are used extensively across the nation’s Critical National Infrastructure. The aim is to provide good practice principles for process control and SCADA security. Specifically this document:

  • Provides an overview of the necessity for process control and SCADA system security
  • Highlights the differences between process control and SCADA system security and IT security
  • Describes the key principles used to develop this document; and 
  • Identifies seven stages for addressing process control system security and for each, presents good practice principles.

Author: PA Consulting Group for NISCC  | File Type: PDF

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