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Researchers Out Default Passwords Packaged With ICS/SCADA Wares
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fred.gordy
fred.gordy,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/14/2016 | 10:07:26 AM
Building Control System Integrator Perspective
I come from the BMS (building management systems)/FMS (facility management systems) space and tyically we are rolled into ICS/SCADA.  While a close fit, it is not an exact fit.  Our communtiy is trying to design and implement control systems securely.  However, older systems, for the most part, are forgotten.  It is these systems that this list impacts greatly.  Too many of us left behind default username and passwords as well leaving ports set to the default port.  This article emphasizes the need for us, the BMS/FMS integrators, to reach out to our installed customer base and at lease let them know that these systems need have the default settings changed.
Kelly Jackson Higgins
Kelly Jackson Higgins,
User Rank: Strategist
1/6/2016 | 4:37:11 PM
Re: Acronyms
Thank you for sharing this, @Dave. I will definitely keep that in mind for future stories.
DaveS074
DaveS074,
User Rank: Apprentice
1/6/2016 | 3:53:37 PM
Acronyms
This was a very interesting article but I have one peeve, usage of acronyms w/o spelling out their full name at the first use. Given how technical the article is I believe it's necessary (and proper manual of style). Given my casual interest I had to look up quite a few. Otherwise, nice article.


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