Industrial Control Systems

Guides and best practices against cyber-attacks often provide only the illusion of security. In an attempt to turn that illusion into reality, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) intends to create a lab environment to simulate, test, and address cybersecurity problems for robotic-based and chemical manufacturing processes through standards-based solutions using commercially available software.

The intent is to produce a series of NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guides for four cybersecurity capabilities for
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cyber-security-petrochemical-plantManufacturers and utilities that incorporate widely-available, low-cost internet protocol devices into their industrial control systems are at an increased risk for cyber-attacks. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which is responsible for developing information security standards and guidelines to protect the nation’s critical infrastructures, recently published the Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, NIST Special Publication 800-82, Revision 2, released May 2015. This publication provides guidance on how to secure Industrial Control Systems (ICS), including Supervisory

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