Software, Automation & Control :: Instrumentation, Automation & Control
June 1, 2014
Industrial Control Systems Security: The Owner-Operator’s Challenge
Addressing the cybersecurity of industrial control systems requires a collaborative response, beginning with a realistic assessment
Eric C. Cosman, The Dow Chemical Company
Ensuring the security of industrial control systems (ICS) can be a daunting and complex task, requiring expertise and experience in several areas from a variety of contributors. The rapid pace of improvements to both technology and practice adds to the challenge. Rather than focusing on the details about security products and technology, an approach from an engineering perspective is necessary — concentrating first on why security is important, and then moving on to the roles and responsibilities involved in an effective response. This article provides practical guidance on how to address this challenge.
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