Archive for January, 2012

DHS Reforms To Attract And Retain Highly Skilled Immigrants

FEMA’s Think Tank

Last week a friend told me about a FEMA “think tank” website (thanks, Sam). The site, located at http://fema.ideascale.com, looks to be an open-to-the-world (once you register) version of TSA’s “idea factory.” According to…

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory "ICSA-12-030-01 – Siemens SIMATIC WinCC Vulnerabilities" (PDF)

This Advisory details multiple vulnerabilities identified by multiple researchers in the Siemens Simatic WinCC Human-Machine Interface (HMI) application.

Testimony of U.S. Coast Guard before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Regarding Offshore Drilling in Cuba and The Bahamas and Coast Guard’s Oil Spill Readiness an

Coast Guard’s plans and ongoing efforts to prepare for and respond to a pollution discharge that, while occurring outside of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone, may threaten to impact our waters or natural resources. The Coast Guard is committed to pro…

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s 2nd Annual Address on the State of America’s Homeland Security: Homeland Security and Economic Security

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano’s 2nd Annual Address on the State of America’s Homeland Security: Homeland Security and Economic Security at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Guardian exclusive: Boko Haram goals

Prior posts have given attention to the potential for widening inter-religious conflict in Nigeria.   It has been difficult to find authoritative and coherent statements in English by those taking credit for the most sustained attacks: the so-called B…

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory Update titled ‘ICSA-12-012-01A – Open Automation Software OPC Systems.NET’ (PDF)

This Advisory provides information on an additional vulnerability in Open Automation Software OPC Systems.NET.

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory Update titled ‘ICSA-12-012-01A – Open Automation Software OPC Systems.NET’ (PDF)

This Advisory provides information on an additional vulnerability in Open Automation Software OPC Systems.NET.

Supply chains: Innate tension between efficiency and resilience

Wednesday the White House released a new National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security.   This is an issue easy to underestimate.  Like the plumbing in your house, it tends not to be at the forefront until something goes wrong: leaking, freezing…

Supply chains: Innate tensions between efficiency and resilience

Wednesday the White House released a new National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security.   This is an issue easy to underestimate.  Like the plumbing in your house, it tends not to be at the forefront until something goes wrong: leaking, freezing…