Archive for April, 2012

The fallacy of the LIGHTS program

According to LIGHTS (http://www.infosecisland.com/blogview/20649-Shining-LIGHTS-on-ICS-Cybers…), "Large asset owners have vastly complex operations and accordingly stringent requirements. The process of assessing their current security status a…

ISA Award, IEEE Smart Grid Control System Cyber Security Training, and new book

I have been informed I will be receiving the 2012 ISA Power Industry (POWID) Division Service Award at the June ISA POWID Symposium. ISA POWID is the international standards organization for power plant instrumentation and control systems.
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An Unsecure Plant is Not a Safe Plant #abbpaworld #redtigersecurity #cybersecurity #abb #pauto

@ABBAPWorld: An Unsecure Plant is Not a Safe Plant: Hacking SCADA Systems
Jonathan Pollet, of Red Tiger Security, an extremely well known Industrial Control System and SCADA security authority reprised the lecture he gave in March at SANS. Marcus Braed…

Are ICS vendors really to blame for insecure systems?

The  linked-in site, Cyber Security Forum Initiative, has the following thread: “Unfixed SCADA security holes are growing.read more

Are ICS vendors really to blame for insecure systems?

The  linked-in site, Cyber Security Forum Initiative, has the following thread: “Unfixed SCADA security holes are growing.read more

The need to incent and educate control system cyber security experts

Earlier this week, DHS Secretary Janet Nepalitano came to San Jose State University to recruit college students for a career in cyber security. She mentioned that DHS has been hiring computer scientists, analysts, etc but didn’t mention control syste…

The RISI Cyber Incident Report for the 2011 calendar year is out! @RISI #cybersecurity #pauto #automation #mfg #manufacturing

The annual report of the Repository for Industrial Security Incidents (RISI) has been released by the not-for-profit Security Incidents Organization, which produces the report annually. Here’s the press release from John Cusimano at SIO:
2011 REPORT ON…

Read the April 2012 Issue

In April’s Control: Remote Access Goes Mainstream. Find out why it’s one of the fastest-growing and accepted technologies to hit the process control industries; plus, how an upstate New York brewer saves $230,000 a year with a flow controls upgrade; wh…

Read the April 2012 Issue

In April’s Control: Remote Access Goes Mainstream. Find out why it’s one of the fastest-growing and accepted technologies to hit the process control industries; plus, how an upstate New York brewer saves $230,000 a year with a flow controls upgrade; wh…

Misconceptions about Aurora – why isn’t more being done

Aurora is a reliability gap in the protection of the electric grid (it is a global issue not just North American). It involves opening and closing a circuit breaker or breakers, resulting in an out-of-phase condition that can damage loads including gen…