[SCADASEC] – encryption requirements vis a vis privacy regulations

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Not specific or necessarily immediately relevant to SCADA, but interesting because it points to possible architecture requirements for future systems that move personal or regulatorily-controlled data. –Lynne

 


Subject:
[SCADASEC] Encryption requirements?

Date:
Tue, 06 Oct 2009 12:34:39 -0500

From:
Bob Radvanovsky <rsradvan@unixworks.net>

All —

I came across this from another mailing list that deals with legal issues/aspects of IT systems, and their environments.  Although the spin on the series focuses mostly on credit card and electronic transaction processing, I believe that this raises issues about the use of, and the level of encryption for the SCADA/control systems industry.

To me, the main question is: how much is enough?

Alternatively, another question might be: will encryption help secure my environment(s)?

I don’t an easy answer for either question, but wanted to bring this to everyone’s attention.

The URL links are provided for your reading enjoyment.  There are four (4) parts, and are provided in their parted condition:

Part 1:
http://www.infolawgroup.com/2009/10/articles/encryption/code-or-clear-encryption-requirements-under-information-privacy-and-security-laws-part-1

Part 2:
http://www.infolawgroup.com/2009/10/articles/encryption/code-or-clear-encryption-requirements-part-2

Part 3:
http://www.infolawgroup.com/2009/10/articles/encryption/code-or-clear-encryption-requirements-part-3

Part 4:
http://www.infolawgroup.com/2009/10/articles/encryption/code-or-clear-encryption-requirements-part-4
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