Archive for January, 2012

Are DOE and DHS helping to secure the infrastructure – or not?

I was very happy to see the recent S4 Conference validate what I have been saying for more than the past 10 years about the cyber vulnerability of control system devices. The S4 Conference opens some very serious questions about the effectiveness of DO…

Just how safe are international nuclear plants from cyber attacks

Enclosed is a note I received this morning from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA): "We’re aware that there’s very little in NSS
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What is a vulnerability assessment – can it harm control systems?

As best as I can tell, there is no formal definition of a vulnerability assessment.read more

What is a vulnerability assessment – can it harm control systems?

As best as I can tell, there is no formal definition of a vulnerability assessment.read more

Does nuclear need a crash course on cyber security

Internet surfing by reactor operators at River Bend nuclear plant could draw $140,000 fine. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) January 10 proposed a $140,000 fine for Entergy after investigating Internet use by reactor operators at its River Bend …

Read our Jan. 2012 Digital Edition

See our January issue: The Readers’ Choice Awards–which products are our readers’ favorites? Also in this issue, is there smart phone app for PID control in your future and data processing escapes the enclosure. And don’t miss our regular columnists, …

Managing Director of ISA99 – Automation and Control System Security

I have been appointed Managing Director of ISA99, Industrial Automation and Control System Security.read more

Why information sharing doesn’t work – SIGNIFICANT Control System Cyber Incident

On December 30, 2011, the following note appeared on the Automation and Control Engineering Linked-in site of a significant incident in an overseas multi-unit power plant.  The DCS used in those units are similar to those used in many US<read …