Archive for October, 2011

One-Day IEEE Electric Grid Modernization Workshop – EPRI says cyber threats are due to U.S. foreign policy

I participated in a cyber security panel session at the IEEE Power Engineering Society Electric Grid Modernization (Smart Grid) Workshop. The session was moderated by Wendy Al-Mukdad from the California Public Utility Commission (CA PUC) with panelists…

Control’s October 2011 Issue Is Ready for Viewing

The October issue of Control begins with a view of real-world security in process automation, discussing how real companies are addressing the complex issue of securing their operations. It goes on to explore a systematic way to herd all those variable…

Stanford University lecture on control systems cyber security

I was invited to give a lecture on control system cyber security to a Stanford University graduate Computer Systems Colloquium.  As this was Stanford, a number of “grey hairs” attended including some of the top names in computers and networking. O…

@RISI offers free trial memberships for Cyber Security Awareness month #cyber #pauto @Security Incidents Organization

SECURITY INCIDENTS ORGANIZATION™ ANNOUNCES FREE INTRODUCTORY MEMBERSHIP TO THE REPOSITORY OF INDUSTRIAL SECURITY INCIDENTS (RISI) DATABASE read more

Tofino Security article: SCADA Cyber Security Problems

SCADA Cyber Security Problems – Just How Common are the Programming Errors?
The discovery of SCADA-security issues by Luigi Auriemma and Siemens PLC weaknesses by NSSLabs this year is interesting from a software-engineering point of view. Having been …

@exida announces control system cyber security certification #cybersecurity #safety #pauto

EXIDA ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF CONTROL SYSTEM CYBER SECURITY CERTIFICATION TO SAFETY AUTOMATION EQUIPMENT LIST
 
            SELLERSVILLE, PA (October 11, 2011) — exida, a global supplier of functional safety products, services, and certi…

Why regulation for grid cyber security is necessary

In this month’s (September/October 2011) EnergyBiz magazine, the President
and CEO of MEAG Power stated: “There’s been an awful lot written about
cyber security and the threat of it. There are a lot of people who want to
spend a huge amount of mo…

When is a vulnerability not a vulnerability? @INL @DOE #cybersecurity #pauto #smartgrid

This is Walt, putting up a post for Joe, who wrote it before he left for Japan today.
When is a Vulnerability Not a Vulnerability? Apparently, when DHS says so. "A design defect that cannot be patched is not a vulnerability," DHS’ Marty Edwar…

CNN report on INL

I thought you might find the following video of interest:
A visit to a U.S. government lab that protects the nation from cyber-terrorism.http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2011/09/30/simon-point-click-destroy.cnnread more