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Process Control Systems Security

Process Control Systems (PCSs) are the systems and equipment used to remotely monitor and control sensitive processes and physical functions used by many of the Nation’s critical infrastructures. As these traditionally stand alone systems are integrated with corporate networks, vulnerabilities are introduced, jeopardizing the security of all systems. These new vulnerabilities have increased the need for better cybersecurity in PCSs. Since the majority of the critical infrastructure is not owned by the Federal Government but run by private companies, it is up to the Federal Government to fund research and development and provide transition pathways for the vendor community to assist the infrastructure owners. DHS S&T is working closely with the oil and gas sector and the electric sector through the following programs:

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