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Windows XP Alive & Well in ICS/SCADA Networks
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Bprince
Bprince,
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4/18/2014 | 11:21:26 PM
compensating measures
From what I have been told is that for many the focus is on "compensating measures" such as firewalls and physical security. Truth is, they have been dealing with this type of issue for years. It's not uncommon to find Windows 2000 and even NT. The mindset is to measure the ROI on devices (turbines etc) in decades, so as long as the OS works for what they need it for, it doesn't get upgraded. Also there are probably many cases where software designed for an older piece of equipment may not run on Windows 8 and only work on XP.
RyanSepe
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
4/11/2014 | 10:23:35 PM
Safeguards of XP
What safeguards are being taken to ensure that the systems are not being exploited other than the firewall mentioned in the article? Do they even call out to the internet or are they there own private entity off the wire?


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