Simplifying Remote Asset Security for South Lake Tahoe

For South Tahoe, security, specifically safeguarding facility assets, is a top priority. However, remembering complex passwords and expecting administrators to track multiple passwords across resources presented challenges.

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For South Tahoe, security ­— specifically safeguarding facility assets — is a top priority. Through SCADA, the utility implemented a policy requiring that all system passwords contain at least 15 characters. However, remembering complex passwords and expecting administrators to track multiple passwords across resources presented challenges.

It soon became clear that South Tahoe needed to simplify its procedures, yet compromising on the security of its facilities was not an option. Securing the application that is ultimately responsible for controlling the flow of waste is of the utmost importance. Rather than requiring its crew to remember a second 15-­character password just for the remote sites, South Tahoe turned to the CyberLock system.

South Tahoe installed CyberLock to secure remote SCADA applications that controlled the operation of pumps and generators.

South Tahoe installed CyberLock to secure remote SCADA applications that controlled the operation of pumps and generators. Mission critical software, housed in locked cases, are secured with CyberLock cylinders rather than a password.

CyberKey smart keys are programmed with scheduled access permissions, permitting access only during certain dates and times. South Tahoe personnel are given an access schedule within their assigned CyberKey. During their shift, the CyberKey will open the SCADA application, allowing the operator to start or stop pumps and generators. Outside of their assigned shift time, however, the CyberKey smart key will deny access to the SCADA application and record details of the unauthorized access attempt. WW

CyberLock Inc. is exhibiting at ACE19, booth 2336. Learn more at www.cyberlock.com.

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