Best Practices in Automation Security

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Historically, automation systems have relied on "security through obscurity" to avoid computer attacks. Those days are gone. Though the number of actual attacks on automation systems has been small, the tools needed to conduct these attacks are now loose in the "wild," and the potential losses from an attack are large. Requirements for MIS and MES integration with the control system, as well as program backup and maintenance activities, eliminate the possibility of security through lack of connectivity. With careful system design and security-aware practices, security risks can be controlled. Download this white paper to learn best practices in automation security that can guarantee the safety of your automation systems.