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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

SCADA flaw checks coming to Nessus

Security firms Tenable Network Security and Digital Bond announced on Tuesday that the two companies planned to release a plugin for the Nessus vulnerability scanner to enable the software to audit networks for vulnerable control system devices.

Digital Bond, a security consultancy that focuses on supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and other distributed control system technology, plans to release the initial set of plug-in features on November 1.

“Many of the existing Nessus plugins pull security related information about IT devices on the network,” Digital Bond’s CEO Dale Peterson stated on the company’s blog.

As part of the push, Idaho National Laboratory has teamed up with infrastructure providers to offer example contract language intended to require that suppliers make security a priority.

Posted on 08/01