NIST out with draft cyber guide for manufacturing industry

NIST is seeking comment by Dec. 7 on its draft project related to manufacturing industrial control systems.

Government scientists are seeking industry input on a project that will produce design blueprints to help manufacturers and chemical plants use special computerized production processes that are secure from online attacks.

In a release Monday, the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence said it is seeking comment by Dec. 7 on its draft project description: Capabilities Assessment for Securing Manufacturing Industrial Control Systems.

Industrial control systems, or ICS, are specialized IT systems — with both software and hardware elements — that run industrial processes. Because ICS controls physical plants, like factory assembly lines or chemical processing, hackers can have real world effects by attacking it.

Continue reading: