Archive for August, 2011

Ten Years After: The 9/11 Essays

Homeland Security Affairs published a collection of essays today in remembrance of the ten-year anniversary of September 11, 2001. The journal features original articles by Janet Napolitano, Michael Chertoff, Tom Ridge, Paul Stockton, and others. T…

ICS-CERT has released an ALERT Update "ICS-ALERT-11-238-01A – Sunway ForceControl SCADA SEH" (PDF)

This ALERT clarifies the nature of the public exploit.

What are the lessons of Stuxnet

Recently, I have been getting requests for interviews on Stuxnet and “son of Stuxnet”. I believe Stuxnet has provided too much focus on PLCs and Siemens.  The real ICS issues are:
- It is possible to use cyber as a weapon to destroy equipment or k…

Readout of Federal Response to Hurricane Irene

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate, and FEMA Deputy Administrator Rich Serino traveled to New York and New Jersey today to survey ongoing recovery and response efforts …

Remarks by Under Secretary Rand Beers at the Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness (TCIP) Conference and Expo

Remarks by Under Secretary Rand Beers at the Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness (TCIP) Conference and Expo

DHS Secretary and FEMA Administrator Travel to States Affected by Hurricane Irene

Statement by Press Secretary Matt Chandler on Secretary Napolitano and FEMA Administrator Fugate’s Wednesday Travel to States Affected by Hurricane Irene

Increases in High Tech Aren’t Creating More WMDs

There’s a popular meme going around the defense and homeland security communities these days. It’s been popular to note that the growth of the global economy – being able to buy almost anything from anywhere in the world – combined with the spr…

Are we asking too much of existing industrial control systems?

If you ask users of industrial control system if they meet their design and performance requirements, I think you will find the answer is a resounding yes.  However, if you ask security personnel if they are secure, you will probably get a resounding …

Power Companies To Inject $4.1 Billion Into Industrial Control System Cybersecurity

Electricity companies are expected to invest $4.1 billion in cybersecurity for industrial control systems between 2011 and 2018, according to Pike Research.

Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Calls to Governors and Mayors on Hurricane Irene Response and Recovery Efforts

At the direction of President Obama, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano reached out to officials from regions impacted by Hurricane Irene to discuss ongoing coordinated federal, state, and local response and recovery efforts including: Bos…