April 2016 – Is Security for IT & Industrial Control Systems Different?

When we think of IT systems and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) we tend to think that there is a vast difference in the way they are secured and managed but in reality there is little difference in the approach needed to secure the two separate system types.

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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). […]