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Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity & the 'Devils Rope'
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EddieH77001
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EddieH77001,
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1/3/2018 | 11:33:26 PM
ICS Security
Securing the Industrial IoT, including the ICS, is a daunting task for the energy sector. These are highly complex, proprietary, heterogenous and multigenerational systems that were not designed with security in mind. Leading companies in the oil & gas and chemical industries are not waiting for the government to issue regulatory mandates; they are proactively securing their control systems because it's the right thing to do to protect their shareholders, their reputation, and the safety of their personnel and the surrounding communities.
robertmcfarlane
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8/18/2017 | 11:11:50 AM
People, Process, Tools
Excellent insights David.  Finding the right mix of skilled staff, disciplined processess and expert tools is a hard balancing act in cyber, especially in ICS environments.  Creating and maintaining enough friction to secure the infrastructure without too much pressure on productivity is also difficult.  I like your point about policies leaving companies to "fend for themselves" - its going to be a long and fruitless wait if we expect government to be the solution here!


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