Archive for June, 2011

House hearings and ICS Cyber Security – lack of ICS expertise

Patrick Coyle wrote a blog on his Chemical Facility Security Blog on the House Homeland Security Committee hearing highlighting testimony of people opposed to the President’s cyber security plan. The attendees were: 
– Ms. Melissa Hathaway, Presiden…

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Where do you go to get the right guidance when an ICS cyber incident hits

Last year when Stuxnet was first disclosed, the initial guidance given would have done great harm to the Siemens PLC. The appropriate guidance for the PLC still hasn’t made its way to the appropriate end-users.  When you look at all of the articles …

Where do you go to get the right guidance when an ICS cyber incident hits

Last year when Stuxnet was first disclosed, the initial guidance given would have done great harm to the Siemens PLC. The appropriate guidance for the PLC still hasn’t made its way to the appropriate end-users.  When you look at all of the articles …

What is the state of ICS cyber security technology

Much has transpired since I first got involved in ICS cyber security in 2000.  At that time, cyber security was almost universally viewed as an IT problem. There has been a tremendous increase in awareness of the issue.read more

Control’s June 2011 issue is now online and ready for viewing

In the June cover story we profile companies that have taken "going green" well beyond improving production efficiency and into cutting-edge sustainability programs. We also show you the results of our 2011 salary survey and analyze the reaso…

IEEE Smart Grid Standard approved with cyber security considerations excluded

IEEE P1547.4 (SASB/SCC21) – Guide for Design, Operation,and Integration of Distributed Resource Island Systems with Electric Power Systems – has been approved by IEEE despite numerous negative ballots.  This standard EXPLICTLY excludes cyber security….

Digital Bond Looks Back

In his recent post, Dale Peterson accuses control system vendors of being lax about security. I can’t say I disagree that Siemens could be doing a much better job handling the security flaws they’ve been hit with following Stuxnet and later with NSS Labs discoveries. However I think Dale oversimplifies the situation by suggesting that […]

Safety and Cyber Security to Be Featured at Siemens 2011 Automation Summit #cybersecurity #safety #pauto

Just wanted to share with you the latest press release:
Siemens SCADA Specialists and Consultants to Provide Best Practicesread more

Industrial Defender empowers automation systems with sustainability of security and compliance management

We just received the following press release:
Critical infrastructure owners positioned to enhance operational excellence, improve security and streamline management requirements read more