Author: Costa Lopez, X.B.
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WEPGF012 Information Security Assessment of CERN Access and Safety Systems 1
 
  • T. Hakulinen, X.B. Costa Lopez, P. Ninin, P. Oser
    CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
 
  Access and safety systems are traditionally considered critical in organizations and they are therefore usually well isolated from the rest of the network. However, recent years have seen a number of cases, where such systems have been compromised even when in principle well protected. The tendency has also been to increase information exchange between these systems and the rest of the world to facilitate operation and maintenance, which further serves to make these systems vulnerable. In order to gain insight on the overall level of information security of CERN access and safety systems, a security assessment was carried out. This process consisted not only of a logical evaluation of the architecture and implementation, but also of active probing for various types of vulnerabilities on test bench installations.  
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