Archive for July, 2011

Utøya and us: Analogy and policy

On the same day the bombing and shooting in Norway killed 77 at least eleven Syrian protesters were killed by security forces, bringing the total for the week to over 50 and the number of Syrian civilians killed since mid-March to 1419. (Sunday Update:…

Utøya and us: Analogy and policy

On the same day the bombing and shooting in Norway killed 77 at least eleven Syrian protesters were killed by security forces, bringing the total for the week to over 50 and the number of Syrian civilians killed since mid-March to 1419.  At least fort…

ICS-CERT has released an ALERT UPDATE "ICS-ALERT-11-204-01A – (UPDATE) S7-300 Hardcoded Credentials" (PDF)

This UPDATE ALERT updates the original Alert concerning hardcoded credentials in the Siemens S7-300 Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) to clarify that only the S7-300 PLC family is affected.

Faces and voices of resilience

Since last Friday’s blast and shootings: Over 250,000 residents of Oslo and thousands more up and down Norway (population 4.9 million) gathered on Monday evening to share their grief and, in the words of Crown Prince Haakon, “We have chosen…

Process control system infection concerns – actual current cases

A number of control system networks in South America are currently being impacted by several different malware infections. In one case, the control systems utilize OPC for interoperability.  The company has configured their systems such that all of th…

Industrial Defender will do all your security for you! #cybersecurity #pauto #automation #mfg

People who run process plants in critical infrastructure industries, such as refining, chemicals, power generation and distribution, water/wastewater, etc. do not want to do expensive things that will force them to hire people with expertise and train …

ICS-CERT has released the Announcement titled "Cross-Vendor Working Group" (PDF)

The Announcement describes the cross-vendor initiative to develop a comprehensive position paper on ICS security.

Testimony of Rear Admiral David Callahan, USCG, before the House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, "The Reserve Components as an Operational Force: Potential Legislative and Policy Changes"

Testimony of Rear Admiral David Callahan, USCG, before the House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Personnel, “The Reserve Components as an Operational Force: Potential Legislative and Policy Changes”

Testimony of Acting Deputy Under Secretary Greg Schaffer, NPPD, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, "Ten Years After 9/11: Emergency Communications"

Testimony of Acting Deputy Under Secretary Greg Schaffer, NPPD, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, “Ten Years After 9/11: Emergency Communications”

Testimony of Commandant Admiral Robert Papp, USCG, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, "Defending U.S. Economic Interests in the Changing Arctic: Is There a Strategy?"

Testimony of Commandant Admiral Robert Papp, USCG, before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, “Defending U.S. Economic Interests in the Changing Arctic: Is There…