Understanding and Minimizing Your HMI/SCADA System Security Gaps

Oct. 1, 2013
Being at the heart of an operation's data visualization, control and reporting for operational improvements, HMI/SCADA systems have received a great deal of attention, especially due to various cyber threats and other media-fueled vulnerabilities.
The focus on HMI/SCADA security has grown exponentially in the last decade, and as a result, users of HMI/SCADA systems across the globe are increasingly taking steps to protect this key element of their operations.
The purpose of this paper is to explain where vulnerabilities within a HMI/SCADA system may lie, describe how the inherent security of system designs minimize some risks, outline some proactive steps businesses can take, and highlight several software capabilities that companies can leverage to further enhance their security.