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  • Security in a Converging IT/OT World by Bengt Gregory-Brown and Derek Harp - November 1, 2016 

    In this paper we look at the challenges in securing ICS environments and recommendations for effective ICS security. OT cyber security is a relatively young field with few experts, but a great deal can be judiciously drawn from IT experience. The fundamentals are the same: controlling access to devices and applications; monitoring networks to identify potential issues and direct appropriate responsive action; oversight and periodic reviews of controls and their effectiveness; securing the supply chain; and securing the human factor through awareness training. It is in the design and application of these basics to the particular considerations and technical nature of control systems and process control networks (PCNs) that things diverge the most, and it is here that we will focus.

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