An Update for Automation Integrity and DOC4000 Customers

I wanted to share an update for our valued Automation Integrity and DOC4000 customers.PAS has released a number of enhancements and we are hard at work on finalizing our next release (version 6.5, which we expect to ship at the end of March). Each of these improvements are available to customers who upgrade to version 6.5, and many are available in earlier versions also.Control Map enhancements:Improved control map loading... Read more

When ICS Cybersecurity Gets Personal: The Risk of the Disgruntled Employee

In recent news, we’ve learned that a former Georgia-Pacific IT specialist is now facing prison time and significant fines following the cyber attack he waged upon his ex-employer – an attack which occurred just days after he was fired by the company. He caused disruption at the Port Hudson paper mill targeting the distributed control system (DCS) and quality control system for the machinery used to... Read more

Why Would You Use an IT Solution to Solve an OT Problem?

While automation technology has been around for decades, protecting control system assets from a set of very modern day threats is relatively new. In the face of growing risk, companies are challenged by continuously evolving best practices and standards. With this new territory, comes confusion (multiple standards, changing regulatory laws, hyped news stories) and often frustration (deciphering vendor claims and... Read more

Are We Chasing Our Tail?

Recent security alerts say your car isn’t secure and can be remotely controlled. Your house isn’t secure and can let the bad guys unlock the doors. Your watch isn’t secure and can let your confidential information out. Where does this end?As anyone in the security world will tell you, there is no such thing as a completely secure system. There are just levels of... Read more