Industrial Control Systems (ICSs) are increasingly being connected to the internet and exposed to viruses, malware and attacks that affect other network-connected systems. As a result, many standards organizations including the International Society of Automation America (ISA), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) in cooperation with Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), The Open Group and others) are developing standards-based approaches for increased control system security.
TCG standards developed by the Trusted Network Connect (TNC) workgroup (See Sidebar) can be implemented today to provide increased security and protection from unauthorized ICS access. These standards help implement the security defined in ISA/IEC specifications. Specifically, the Interface for a Metadata Access Point (IF-MAP) Metadata for ICS Security specification facilitates the deployment, management, and protection of large-scale industrial control systems by creating virtual overlay networks on top of standard shared internet protocol (IP) network infrastructure.
In the webcast, ICS experts Eric Byres, CTO for Tofino Security, Belden, and David Mattes, founder and CEO, Asguard Networks, will discuss these standards and how IT and control system executives and architects can implement a standards-based, interoperable approach to ICS security. Attendees will learn critical strategies, steps to success and how one major aviation company has set up its ICS security using the basic standards-based approach.
Join us on Tues. Nov. 19th, 10 a.m. Pacific/1 p.m. East for this exciting look at securing our critical infrastructure.