White Papers

on 'SCADA'

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  • Process control and SCADA security best practices

    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.

    PA Consulting Group for NISCC
  • Innovative defense strategies for securing SCADA and control systems

    This White Paper takes a look at the fundamental issues with the current practice of securing SCADA and control systems, discusses the concept of security zones of vulnerabilities, and briefly introduces several new and unique cyber defense solutions that can be deployed at each security zone.

    PlantData Technologies
  • The need for secure OPC communications

    This paper presents a new technology that increases the security of data and the overall usability of the solution. It facilitates integration between and with production systems -- from single plant system level through complex networks -- while preventing cyber attacks and unauthorized users from gaining access to critical process control data and the systems that control production.

    Integration Objects
  • Shift your focus from analysis to optimization with AMCT

    This White Paper shows how the application of Active Model Capture Technology (AMCT) by a manufacturing plant’s problem-solving personnel reduces time wasted, and helps to focus the effort of these problem-solvers who must keep the process running at its best.

  • Utilization of SCADA networks for video surveillance

    This paper outlines a new technological development that allows the transmission of video images using low bandwidth networks for protection against sabotage and attack on our nation's critical water system infrastructure.

  • Industrial security and compliance

    This paper talks about each of the areas of concentration for process sucurity in detail--people, processes and technology--as well as the priority of developing a security philosophy which will in turn foster a security culture.

  • Securing process control network external communications

    In the real world, sharing PCN data with external systems and accessing PCN systems from external sources is fast becoming a manufacturing necessity. This paper provides some generic guidelines for enabling secure connectivity between PCNs and external systems.

  • Protecting the plant: Manufacturing IT best practices

    This presentation provides a holistic view of both the problems and potential solutions using manufacturing industry best practices and emerging standards to secure networks, data, systems, infrastructre and applications.

  • IT security in industrial plants

    This article serves as a tutorial on IT security for industrial systems. Security objectives are explained, attack types are illustrated, and available and suggested countermeasures and general good practices are described.

  • Common control system vulnerabilities

    This report describes the generalized trends in vulnerabilities observed from control and automation IT systems used in critical infrastructures, as well as typical reasons for these security issues and an introduction to an effective mitigation strategy.

    Sandia National Labs
  • Securing an integrated SCADA system

    This White Paper discusses some of the options available to companies concerned with the threat of cyber attack and unauthorized network access to SCADA systems that monitor and control critical infrastructure.

  • Security vulnerability assessment (SVA) revealed

    Many industrial processing plants have already screened their facilities and operations for security vulnerability potential and are conducing SVA on the high priority concerns. So where do they go from here?

  • System protection profile for industrial control systems

    The first draft of the System Protection Profile for Industrial Control Systems, designed to present a cohesive, cross-industry, baseline set of security requirements for new industrial control systems, is available for download and review.

  • Patch management for control systems

    This guideline provides suggestions for an effective cyber security patch management strategy for control systems, addresses potential risks that can apply to some electricity sector organizations, and provides practices that can help mitigate the risks.

  • Security for critical infrastructure SCADA systems

    This "special to the web" White Paper provides a non-technical overview of critical infrastructure SCADA security and gives a background on SCADA systems and the history of critical infrastructure concern.

    SANS Institute
  • Securing known SCADA vulverabilities

    This “special to the web” briefing report from the Office of the Inspector General evaluates the impediments and barriers that prevent water systems and other Power-Gen plants from securing known SCADA vulnerabilities.

  • 21 steps to improve security of SCADA networks

    The President’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, and the Department of Energy, have developed the steps outlined here to help any organization improve the security of its SCADA networks.

    Dept. of Energy
  • Distributed firewall for SCADA and industrial networks

    The sensitive nature of PLC and DCS devices requires a higher level of network segmentation and advanced defense solutions. This "special to the web" White Paper defines the problem and introduces a new approach to distributing a firewall throughout your SCADA and industrial networking environment.

    PlantData Technologies
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