Free tools - Process control system cyber security


#1

Nowadays engineers spend a lot of time to secure their control system. Here i would like to introduce some simple tools which is very helpful for Automation engineers.

These tools are indented to use in small system (PLC,SCADA,RTU ) . For DCS it is always good to use to manufacture specified tools.

Windows Logon/Logoff user viewer -

This tool will help you to find out who logged in to your windows based control system supervisory node (Typically a SCADA client,HMI Client, RTU etc…) .It tracks the login time,logoff time,user details,and network details. This tool is useful to find out misuse of your windows based supervisory node.

It works with Windows 8/ Windows 7/ Windows 10 Both 32 and 64 bit operating system.

This software is a freeware. This tool can be downloaded from the following link.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/windows_log_on_times_view.html

Windows Logon_Logoff tracking tool for Industrial Automation Cyber security

Wireless Network Watcher

This tool help you to find out all device connected to the network.It will show the IP address Host name ,MAC ID of each device.

This tool works with Windows 2000,Windows XP,Windows 7,Windows 8 and Windows 10.

This software is a freeware. This can be downloaded from the following link.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html

This tool will help you to scan the devices which is connected to your process control network.

Windows Network device scanner


What is Distributed Control System (DCS)?