Wireless security on the plant floor

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Most papers written on wireless security concerns address corporate LAN access. This paper discusses both corporate and industrial wireless concerns but places an emphasis on the industrial automation wireless security aspects.

From ProSoft Technology

WIRELESS networks can consist of many radio types based on the radio frequency and the modulation methods. Radios may be required to obtain a license to operate in an area or be part of the FCC approved unlicensed ISM band. Radio technologies in the ISM band are most commonly available supporting either “open” or proprietary standards. It is within the "open" standards such as 802.11 where most security issues are prevalent and primarily what this document will discuss.

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