Archive for May, 2012

What should be done about the use of modern cyber-sensitive technologies for nuclear plant I&C upgrades

Because of nuclear regulation, nuclear plants can only use established, demonstrated technologies. This resulted in nuclear plants being designed with analog instrumentation and control (I&C) systems. These systems are now obsolete and need to be u…

Control Exclusive: Stuxnet, the view from Iran #pauto #cyber #stuxnet

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Control Exclusive: Stuxnet, the view from Iran #cybersecurity, #stuxnet #pauto #Iran

We will be publishing in the next few days a fascinating paper we received this month from an Iranian automation engineer, Morteza Rezaei about the Stuxnet virus, from the Iranian perspective.
This is a well researched paper, and we’re pleased to offer…

May 2012 Digital Edition

The May issue of Control addresses the question, is industrial control security a safety issue. Also included, the real reason variable-frequency drives (VFDs) are such a hard sell to many process engineers–it may not be what you think–and Hall of Fa…

May 2012 Digital Edition

The May issue of Control addresses the question, is industrial control security a safety issue. Also included, the real reason variable-frequency drives (VFDs) are such a hard sell to many process engineers–it may not be what you think–and Hall of Fa…

12th Industrial Control System (ICS) Cyber Security Conference

A quick heads-up to mark your calendar for the 12th ICS Cyber-Security Conference. It will be held the week of October 22, 2012 in Norfolk, VA hosted by the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC).
As with previous editions, the confe…

12th Industrial Control System (ICS) Cyber Security Conference

A quick heads-up to mark your calendar for the 12th ICS Cyber-Security Conference. It will be held the week of October 22, 2012 in Norfolk, VA hosted by the Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC).
As with previous editions, the confe…

HTCIA presentation, CISAC meeting, and continued lack of ICS cyber security understanding

I gave a presentation on May 10th at the High Tech Crime Investigation Association Meeting (HTCIA) in Menlo Park, CA on Industrial Control System (ICS) Cyber Security. As with most presentations, the unique ICS issues were new to most of the attendees …

HTCIA presentation, CISAC meeting, and continued lack of ICS cyber security understanding

I gave a presentation on May 10th at the High Tech Crime Investigation Association Meeting (HTCIA) in Menlo Park, CA on Industrial Control System (ICS) Cyber Security. As with most presentations, the unique ICS issues were new to most of the attendees …

Is network security sufficient to secure industrial control systems (ICSs)?

There have been numerous articles, white papers, and webinars on securing industrial control systems (ICSs). Almost all have focused on securing the IP networks.  This is certainly part of the solution, but NOT the entire solution. ICSs are engineerin…