Thursday, March 7, 2013

Recommended Reading: Industrial Safety and Security Source

3/8/13 Flash update - SGSB reader and contributor Ernie H suggests you visit Joel Langill's site as well to further enrich your budding control systems security knowledge.

As I've mentioned a few times before, this year I'm working on getting my OT security chops up to speed, and that means getting a lot more familiar with the way SCADA and ICS systems work when they're functioning properly, to better appreciate how they can be exploited when reached by those with impure thoughts and nefarious motives.

To that end I reach out to folks who seem to know more about this part of the world than I do (sadly, a group that must number in the hundreds of millions). I'm not always successful, but when I am, am happy to share my success so you can advance your own understanding, if necessar, as well.

So after a great intro talk, I asked Greg Hale to send me a few words about his site. Not all the articles are my cup of tea, but the fact that they span multiple industries and sometimes discuss security and safety is.

Here's a brief intro for you:
Launched in April 2010, Industrial Safety and Security Source ( is a web-based information provider devoted solely to keeping manufacturers current on safety, cyber and physical security news, products, features, applications and trends.  
Our mission: To be the one-stop web resource that provides safety and security information to manufacturers that will help them find the right solution to improve the way they do business. Industrial Safety and Security Source is a web site offering news, features, analysis, research, blogs and opinions on safety and security issues within the manufacturing automation market. 
Editor and Founder Gregory Hale has over 30 years in the publishing industry covering manufacturing automation ... and is the co-author of the book, Automation Made Easy: Everything You Wanted to Know About Automation – and Need to Ask.
OK, have at it.


armorbear1 said...

Lots of useful information here. I’m sending it to a few friends ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks for your sweat!. I added it to my favorites blog list and will be checking back soon.

Adam said...

Safety at the workplace is a major concern. This is an excellent resource to get updated information. I am also sharing it right now.

crisnorwood said...

Workplace safety involves training programs that are meant to teach the employees to handle risks.thanks for this information.

Unknown said...

This was enlightening. Safety can always be improved. I think it begins with making sure that everyone is informed, especially when it comes to understanding how the equipment works and maintaining it.