SPECIAL REPORT: Workshops identify threats to process control systems

Recent industry workshops have identified the issues of cyber and physical security risks to process control systems (PCS). There are many cyber and physical security risks to the oil and gas infrastructure, and it is generally recognized that even a small process disruption could produce many serious consequences that result in safety, environmental, and economic impacts.This article focuses on the characterization of the cyber risks associated with PCS and describes components of risk that can assist in understanding an organization’s security posture and implementing effective mitigations and protection.The increased connectivity between PCS and business networks and the widespre...

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