Best practices for control systems security


The US Department of Homeland Security, Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) announces a Web site resource for control systems security personnel. The site provides Control System Security Program activities, as well as information on cyber threats, vulnerabilities and mitigations. Recommended practices for securing control systems, which have been vetted through industry and government experts, are available through the US CERT Control Systems web site ( ).

Site topics include a control systems vulnerabilities overview, a discussion of cyber threats to control systems, related training courses and relevant standards and references. The site also provides a list of events the CSSP is participating in, as well as reference documents. New recommended practices are expected to be added to the site regularly.

Renee Robbins , software editor, Control Engineering

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