Considerations for the Use of Wireless LANs in Plant Environments
Author: George, Robert L.
Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2008: Session 91 through Session 100 , pp. 7375-7381(7)
Publisher: Water Environment Federation
Abstract:Wireless LANs (WLANs) offer compelling operational advantages, yet have a well-deserved reputation as potential security risks. While numerous improvements have been made to the security and manageability of WLANs in recent years, many of these are overly complex, or introduce dependencies on outside infrastructure that may not be desirable in a Process Control/SCADA system environment. This document presents the considerations that should go into the design of a secure WLAN solution for Process Control/SCADA, and how to appropriately identify and mitigate security risks.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008
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