Constrained CIP Security Best Practices

Technical Paper Abstract

Given the proliferation of cyberattacks it is of paramount importance to ensure that industrial equipment has sufficient cyber defensive capabilities. Even devices with low resources are not exempt from this, as attackers will target these devices knowing that it is not easy to support security capabilities on them. However, with the CIP Security Resource-Constrained Profile, a lightweight yet robust implementation of CIP Security is defined for this class of devices. Despite this, it may still not be straightforward to add these security capabilities. This session will provide some best practices for applying the CIP Security Resource Constrained Profile to this class of devices.

Paper and presentation from the 2023 ODVA Industry Conference & 22nd Annual Meeting

Jakub Korbel, Rockwell Automation
Jack Visoky, Rockwell Automation