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Conversation, Collaboration Crucial to Cybersecurity

11/09/11 | ControlGlobal.com

Jim Montague, executive editor at Control, Control Design, and Industrial Networking magazines, explains why it is important for industry leaders to work together towards better cyber security. He reports from the Invensys OpsManage'11 conference:


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Everyone is finally talking with each other about cybersecurity—and it's going to make all the difference in the world.

Of course, firewalls and other security hardware are essential too, but they're useless if not deployed by process control and IT engineers that have cooperated to securely link their plant-floor and business-level networks; developed and adopted common-sense software patching policies; trained their colleagues to follow cybersecurity best practices; and accessed supplier and government expertise to keep their cybersecurity efforts up to date.

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