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Security Segmentation in a Small Manufacturing Environment

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Author(s)

Michael Powell, John Hoyt, Aslam Sherule, Lynette Wilcox

Abstract

Manufacturers are increasingly targeted in cyber-attacks. Small manufacturers are particularly vulnerable due to limitations in staff and resources to operate facilities and manage cybersecurity. Security segmentation is a cost-effective and efficient security design approach for protecting cyber assets by grouping them based on both their communication and security requirements. This paper outlines a six-step approach that manufacturers can follow to implement security segmentation and mitigate cyber vulnerabilities in their manufacturing environments. The security architecture resulting from the security segmentation design activities is a foundational preparation step for additional security strategies like Zero Trust.
Citation
OTHER - CSWP 28
Report Number
CSWP 28

Keywords

Assets, cyber risk mitigation, industrial control systems, manufacturing, security architecture, security controls, security requirements, security segmentation, security strategy.

Citation

Powell, M. , Hoyt, J. , Sherule, A. and Wilcox, L. (2023), Security Segmentation in a Small Manufacturing Environment, OTHER, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/NIST.CSWP.28, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=935829 (Accessed May 24, 2024)

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Created April 6, 2023