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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 109475014, Entry date: 01/10/2019

Recommended Security Settings for IPCs in the Industrial Environment

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This entry shows you the recommended security settings of the IPCs required for controlling your machines and plants. These settings need to meet the highest security and reliability requirements in industrial environments.

The Windows operating system provides extensive options of configuring an IPC. The measures suggested in this entry increase the IT security of the operating system as well as the availability. Important tools are the group policies where various settings can be made.

In this configuration example, recommendations on the required settings are given in order to minimize risks for IPCs in the industrial environment. It is differentiated here between IPCs without network connection (“stand-alone mode”) or the additional settings necessary for IPCs with network access.

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Local Group Policy Editor, Microsoft Management Console, security, malware, malware program, hacker attack, manipulation, configuration, system configuration, access rights, unauthorized

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