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Rockwell Introduces Security Initiative for Industrial Systems

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Cabe Atwell
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Cabe Atwell   8/27/2013 1:58:37 PM
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Industrial-based businesses (oil refineries, power plants, etc.) are a prime target for government-sponsored hackers. It only makes sense that they transition over to increased security methods.

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apresher   8/13/2013 3:31:26 PM
Naperlou,  Take a look at the linked white paper, and you can begin to see how reference network architectures will help eliminate the types of problems you correctly mention.  One interesting concept is the Industrial Demilitarized Zone (IDMZ) which acts as a perimeter network that exposes a trusted network to an untrusted one and adds an additional buffer layer of security. This buffer zone allows for data and services to be shared securely but EtherNet/IP traffic from control systems does not even enter the IDMZ; it remains in the Industrial Zone. Very interesting technology.

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Charles Murray   8/9/2013 3:38:05 PM
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I agree, Naperlou. It's very timely. Ethernet's migration to the shop floor is irreversible at this point, and that migration has ratcheted up all the security concerns.

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Elizabeth M   8/9/2013 10:16:49 AM
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I also wanted to mention that I think Cisco's role in this is also critical, not to downplay their contribution. As industrial networks begin to resemble enterprise networks more, a company that has so much experience in locking down those networks is a great asset to this endeavor.

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Elizabeth M   8/9/2013 10:00:15 AM
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I agree, Lou, security is becoming a critical factor in these increasingly sophisticated networks, and as a leader in the automation and control space, Rockwell is as good a company as anyway to get things moving ahead on this.

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naperlou   8/9/2013 9:52:01 AM
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Elizabeth, this initiative is very timely.  With the Internet of Things (I0T) expanding to include industrial controls things can get very dangerous.  If someone coming into a plant with an iPAD can take over the place, one has to wonder how much longer organizations will support BYOD in safety critical industries.

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