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Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats by Joseph Weiss

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Chapter 8. Current Personnel Status and Needs

Figure 8.1 characterizes the relationship of the different types of special technical skills needed for industrial control system (ICS) cyber security expertise and the relative quantities of each at work in the industry today. Most people now becoming involved with ICS cyber security typically come from a mainstream information technology (IT) security background and not an ICS background. This trend is certainly being accelerated by the Smart Grid initiatives, where the apparent lines between IT and ICS are blurring. Many of the entities responsible for ICS cyber security, industry, IT equipment suppliers, and government personnel do not fully appreciate the difficulties created by this trend. ...

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