Control System Security Special Interest Group

This SIG's goal is to promote best practice in securing control systems and network architectures. With the convergence of control and IT environments, there are many advantages to utilising networks based upon internet technologies. However, the wider use of internet technologies has given rise to concerns regarding potential vulnerabilities and the impact upon control systems.

Overview

The SIG is goal is to promote best practice in securing control systems and network architectures. With the convergence of control and IT environments, there are many advantages to utilising networks based upon internet technologies. However, the wider use of internet technologies has given rise to concerns regarding potential vulnerabilities and the impact upon control systems.

Technology alone is not the answer. Defence in depth is the route to securing automation: "Security is 20% technology, 80% process, policy and procedures." The key to improving security is reducing risk to acceptable levels.