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Instrumentation Reference Book, 4th Edition by Walt Boyes

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Chapter 5. Security for Industrial Automation1
1.Some of this material originally appeared in somewhat different form in the November 2008 issue of Control magazine in an article coauthored by Walt Boyes and Joe Weiss and from the text of a speech given by Walt Boyes at the 2008 TÜV Safety Symposium
W. Boyes and J. Weiss
One of the very largest problems facing the automation professional is that the control systems in plants and the SCADA systems that tie together decentralized facilities such as power, oil, and gas pipelines and water distribution and wastewater collection systems were designed to be open, robust, and easily operated and repaired, but not necessarily secure.

5.1. The Security Problem

For example, in August 2008, Dr. Nate Kube and ...

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