Invensys receives process control security leadership award


Foxboro, MASANS (Systems Administration, Audit, Network, Security) Institute presented its 2006 process control security leadership award to Invensys Process Systems . The award, given at the organization’s recent Security Summit, recognizes organizations that make a difference in cybersecurity for critical enterprise infrastructures.

The citation honored Invensys for demonstrating that vendors can take much of the pain, cost, and uncertainty out of securing process and SCADA systems. It identified certain Invensys practices, including pre-testing of operating system updates and software security patches, and enhancements, such as providing anti-virus measures within its core distributed control system product to make security better, easier, and less expensive for asset owners.

Said Ernest Rakaczky, program director of process control network security at Invensys Process Systems, “We, as vendors, are controlling major plants. That becomes a lifetime arrangement. This means that our security procedures and practices are intertwined with the business operations of our customers.”

SANS Institute, established in 1989, is a cooperative research and education organization for information security training and certification.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jeanine Katzel , senior editor

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