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CWE CATEGORY: ICS Operations (& Maintenance): Human factors in ICS environments

Category ID: 1379
+ Summary
Weaknesses in this category are related to the "Human factors in ICS environments" category from the SEI ETF "Categories of Security Vulnerabilities in ICS" as published in March 2022. Note: members of this category include "Nearest IT Neighbor" recommendations from the report, as well as suggestions by the CWE team. These relationships are likely to change in future CWE versions.
+ Membership
MemberOfCategoryCategory - a CWE entry that contains a set of other entries that share a common characteristic.1363ICS Operations (& Maintenance)
HasMemberClassClass - a weakness that is described in a very abstract fashion, typically independent of any specific language or technology. More specific than a Pillar Weakness, but more general than a Base Weakness. Class level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 1 or 2 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, and resource.451User Interface (UI) Misrepresentation of Critical Information
HasMemberBaseBase - a weakness that is still mostly independent of a resource or technology, but with sufficient details to provide specific methods for detection and prevention. Base level weaknesses typically describe issues in terms of 2 or 3 of the following dimensions: behavior, property, technology, language, and resource.655Insufficient Psychological Acceptability
+ Notes


This category was created in CWE 4.7 to facilitate and illuminate discussion about weaknesses in ICS. It is under active development. In future versions, new weaknesses will be added based on input from the CWE-CAPEC ICS/OT Special Interest Group (SIG). However, there may be some issues that are outside of the current scope of CWE, which will require consultation with many CWE stakeholders to resolve.
+ References
[REF-1248] Securing Energy Infrastructure Executive Task Force (SEI ETF). "Categories of Security Vulnerabilities in ICS". Human factors in ICS environments. 2022-03-09. <>.
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+ Submissions
Submission DateSubmitterOrganization
2022-03-09New Categories of Security Vulnerabilities (NCSV) Technical Project Team (TPT)Securing Energy Infrastructure Executive Task Force
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