Why modern process safety programs must incorporate ICS security assessments.
by John Cusimano, CISSP, GICSP, CFSE & Paul Gruhn, P.E., CFSE
The majority of process plants today are controlled and operated by automation systems built on Ethernet TCP/IP networks and legacy Microsoft operating systems. These systems are vulnerable to cyber security breaches resulting in potentially significant risks. Standards have been developed on how to assess and mitigate cyber risks to these systems. This paper provides an introductory summary of these topics.