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Security concepts for process and discrete industries

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Gain an understanding of the threats and hazards to which industrial automation networks are exposed and introduce concepts for minimising these risks and instituting a level of protection that is acceptable on economic as well as security grounds.

Even just a few years ago, security for production plants was very much a peripheral issue. The threats seemed rather abstract and theoretical and few manufacturers and operators had much of an interest in the issues involved. A series of security incidents, reported prominently in the media changed everything. Suddenly it was clear to all that automation systems and production plants were also on the target list for cyber-attacks, that they were vulnerable and that the potential consequences could be severe. A combination of the sheer number of cases recorded and investigations carried out using honeypots – traps set up to trick hackers into exposing their methods and to generate attack statistics – revealed the true extent of the threats posed.

In order to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept.

Download this paper to understand:                                      

  • The threats and hazards to which industrial automation networks are exposed
  • How to introduce concepts for minimising these risks and instituting a level of protection that is acceptable on economic as well as security grounds.
  • How to create, implement and manage plants, systems, machines and networks.

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