Important News Amid the Spam

First job on Monday morning is cleaning all the weekend spam out of the mailbox. Amid all this weekend's offers to improve my love life, lend me money and help me make even more in real estate is the following notice. NIST is pleased to announce that the second public draft of Special Publication 800-82, Guideline to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, is available for public comment. NIST SP 800-82 provides guidance on how to secure ICS, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCS), and other control system configurations such as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), while addressing their unique performance, reliability and safety requirements. The document provides an overview of ICS and typical system topologies, identifies typical threats and vulnerabilities to these systems, and provides recommended security countermeasures to mitigate the associated risks. This publication is the update to the first public draft, which was released in 2006.NIST SP 800-82 is available at are 2 versions of the document available: A clean version at A markup version at  that tracks the changes that were made to the initial public draft. NIST requests comments on NIST SP 800-82 by November 30, 2007. Please submit comments to with "Comments SP 800-82" as the subject line. Thanks in advance for your time and effort in making this document the best it can be.  Best regards, --Keith StoufferNIST   Control room security is serious business. Here's your chance to weigh in.