How to secure systems that weren't built for security
Worldwide, critical economic and governmental infrastructureshave evolved into complex networks that facilitate communication,cost reduction, and efficiency. But the very features that createsuch benefits make these supervisory control and data acquisition,or SCADA, systems a security nightmare.
In the first guidebook to specifically address this vitalproblem, a veteran systems security expert shows you how SCADAsystems have developed and how to understand their components andarchitecture, recognize risks and vulnerabilities, and learn to useappropriate protocols and countermeasures to protect vitalinformation from cyber-terrorism.
Learn how to make SCADA systems safe
Understand SCADA system architectures and components
Recognize breaches in security and what makes SCADA systemsvulnerable
See how SCADA security is critical at every level, from a smalltown's water supply to natural gas pipelines, oil refineries, andnuclear power plants
Examine system architecture and understand how it contributesto security or vulnerability
Explore effective countermeasures and safeguards and see how toapply them in your organization
Understand why needed security measures are not being used insome operations