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July 1, 2013

Securing Industrial Control Systems

ICSs are vulnerable targets to cyber attacks. More than conventional IT-security solutions are needed to protect them

Andrew Ginter, Waterfall Security Solutions

While modern industrial control systems use many of the same computers, operating systems and networking components as conventional business networks, the two kinds of networks are managed very differently. This article looks at what the differences between control-system and business networks are, what is working and what is not, and at what leading security practitioners in the chemical process industries (CPI), as well as other industries, are doing to address these problems.

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