Keeping Our Control Systems Secure
Author: Sands, Candace
Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2009: Session 101 through Session 110 , pp. 7487-7490(4)
Publisher: Water Environment Federation
Abstract:Advanced technology has revolutionized how we do business. However, expanded capabilities present new challenges as well. Cyber security is now a constant concern. This is especially true for water and wastewater utilities. Highly developed control equipment and electronic communications capabilities make utilities more efficient and productive but can also leave these organizations “virtually vulnerable.” Of particular concern: SCADA systems, where a compromise can cause considerable risk for the environment, economy, and public well-being.Responding to potential control system security risks surrounding advanced technology, the water sector has taken action to help secure the nation's water/wastewater by improving control system cyber security and maintaining public confidence in their ability to operate their automated systems.Among the most notable security projects underway to keep our control systems secure are the Control System Cyber Security Self Assessment Tool (CS2SAT) as well as the Roadmap to Secure Control Systems in the Water Sector.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2009-01-01
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