NIST releases new ICS security guidance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released an updated version of its “Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security.”   The 247-page document provides ICS operators guidance on securing supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed control systems (DCS), and other control system configurations such as programmable logic controllers (PLC).

The second revision of the ICS security guide, published on Friday, includes updated sections on vulnerabilities and other threats, risk management, security architectures, recommended practices, and security capabilities and tools. It also provides new guidance on how to adapt traditional cyber security controls for ICS reliability, safety, and performance requirements.

The second revision of the Guide to Industrial Control Systems Security (NIST Special Publication 800-82) is available online (PDF).