Post Stuxnet Industrial Security

Monday, March 21, 2011 @ 01:03 PM gHale

Following its discovery in June 2010, the Stuxnet worm caused a worldwide sensation. It is the first publicly known rootkit attack targeted at industrial plants. It has infected tens of thousands of PCs, and abused and manipulated automation software running on Windows operating systems. Its ultimate purpose: To infiltrate malicious code
into the controllers of specific real-world industrial installations.

Experts have long warned that malware and insufficient IT security pose a threat to automation networks, but Stuxnet offers concrete proof these threats can no longer be ignored.

The following Phoenix Contact white paper discusses how to boost security against Stuxnet-like attacks and reduce their associated risks.

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