Archive for the ‘Cyber-Security’ Category

Driving Sustainable Cybersecurity Programs

Posted in Cyber-Security on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017. No comments yet
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EnergySec is a consortium with the mission, “…to support energy sector organizations with the security of their critical technology infrastructures.” Their EnergySec Summit 2017 is happening this week. The focus of this conference is: Defining and developing strategies to strengthen critical infrastructure protection programs Learning the details about the latest standards (e.g, AMI Security, NERC […]

DCS Cybersecurity Tips and Updates

Posted in Cyber-Security on Friday, August 11th, 2017. No comments yet
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Most of the process manufacturing facilities across the world is considered critical infrastructure. From the energy we consume to the medicines we take, manufacturers work to deliver these products as safely, reliably and efficiently as they can. And with the threat of cyber-attacks growing more common, cybersecurity remains a growing concern and focus. Emerson’s Rick […]

Suite of Cybersecurity Technologies and Practices

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power, Water & Wastewater on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017. No comments yet
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Emerson’s Adam Boeckmann presented the Power and Water Cybersecurity Suite at the 2017 Ovation Users Group conference. He opened describing the team that formed over the last several years that now supports more than 200 sites in the U.S. alone. He shared the story of the recent Wannacry/WannaCrypt ransomware cyber-attack. In March of 2017, Microsoft […]

DeltaV Secure Passwords: The Do’s and Don’ts

Posted in Cyber-Security on Friday, July 21st, 2017. No comments yet
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Update: The recently released U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Digital Identity Guidelines recommend longer passwords. It’s important for security professionals to keep abreast of modified recommendations due to advancements in computer power and technologies through their Guardian Support Service. Author: Rick Gorskie Generally, we (carbon-based lifeforms) are terrible when it comes to […]

Comprehensive Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure

Posted in Cyber-Security, Power, Water & Wastewater on Tuesday, July 18th, 2017. No comments yet
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The electrical power generation and distribution industries, especially here in the U.S., have a long history in working to improve reliability and security. This history goes back to the establishment of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) in the late 1960s as a response to a widespread blackout in the Northeastern U.S. NERC became […]