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Elizabeth M
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A good first step
Elizabeth M   2/12/2014 9:24:18 AM
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Well this is certainly a good product to come on the market for plant security, and more like it are going to be needed, especially as more and more plants adopt Ethernet and start connecting a whole host of things to a centralized network.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A good first step
Rob Spiegel   2/12/2014 1:01:37 PM
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I agree Elizabeth. Security is going to keep plants on their toes. Hackers are always developing new tools to crack into places they shouldn't be.

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Re: A good first step
naperlou   2/12/2014 1:26:04 PM
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A good first step, indeed.  What is not clear is what security features are built in.  It is one thing to be rugged, but another to be secure.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A good first step
Rob Spiegel   2/12/2014 4:34:18 PM
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Naperlou, as well as working for security, the router was lalso designed to combat miscues -- operator errors that could gum up the network.

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Re: A good first step
Daniyal_Ali   2/13/2014 12:14:53 AM
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Rob, combating miscues is an added plus, but i think managing a strong security system is much more important and desirable. Cyber-crime has transformed itself into organized crime. The bad guys are constantly working and developing new and unique ways of causing this sophisticated crime, and they are way smarter than us.
This is a very good stepping stone, but we need to keep developing similar strategies to constantly come in terms with these wrong doers.

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A good first step
Rob Spiegel   2/13/2014 12:45:13 AM
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You are so right, Daniyal_Ali. Sometimes it seems the bad guys are two steps ahead.

a.saji
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Re: A good first step
a.saji   2/13/2014 4:05:17 AM
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@Rob: Exactly but they do not remain like that for long. Each time they try to repeat the bad thing to get into the top will increase their chances of getting caught

Rob Spiegel
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Re: A good first step
Rob Spiegel   2/13/2014 10:07:27 AM
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That's true, a.saji, but the concern is how damage they can do before they get caught.

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Re: A good first step
Pubudu   2/16/2014 12:47:21 AM
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Yes Elizabeth this is a really good attempt and Ethernet ids a good option to maximize the security.
But it is really important to follow the plant security policy by each and every employee from right top to the bottom in order to have a better security.

Pubudu
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Re: A good first step
Pubudu   2/16/2014 12:55:55 AM
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Rob is it means that the bad guys are brave than the professionals in the fields? 

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