Thursday, March 4, 2010

How secure is your industrial network?

The International Society of Automation (ISA) recently announced the release of Industrial Network Security, 2nd Edition by David J. Teumim.

This easy-to-read book introduces managers, engineers, technicians, and operators to how to keep industrial networks secure amid rising threats from hackers, disgruntled employees, and even cyberterrorists. It describes how commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware and software moves into Industrial Networks as legacy equipment is phased out. As described through the writer’s eyes in the new Chapter 9, other industrial sectors (e.g., passenger rail) are coming up-to-speed on industrial network security as COTS become commonplace in that sector’s control systems.

New cyber incidents and updated information have been added to the chapters without changing the original format of this publication. Informative real-world case histories are also included to give the reader different perspectives on how industrial network security is viewed and applied.

David J. Teumim’s background includes corporate security and web project management positions along with 15 years of process, project, control, and safety work. He chaired ISA’s first technical conference on Industrial Network Security, taught the first ISA seminar on this subject, and has chaired several ISA security conferences.

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