Archive for June, 2012

The current state of cyber (in)security in the electric industry

From the early 2000’s when the NERC CIP process first began (it wasn’t called CIP at the time), NERC and FERC’s intent was to maintain the reliability of the bulk electric system. Unfortunately, the current version of the NERC CIPs actually reduces the…

Read our June 2012 Digital Edition

Control’s June cover story reveals the multiple ways process control engineers, integrators and suppliers are reaching their "green goals," plus the results of our 2012 salary survey, getting the best shelter for your process analyzers and ho…

Cyber security for mass transit

Partially as a result of the 2009 DC Metro train crash that was unintentional control system cyber, the Transportation Safety Board is initiating an effort to address cyber security of mass transit. Consequently, Wednesday and Thursday (June 27-28)  …

Cyber security for mass transit

Partially as a result of the 2009 DC Metro train crash that was unintentional control system cyber, the Transportation Safety Board is initiating an effort to address cyber security of mass transit. Consequently, Wednesday and Thursday (June 27-28)  …

Implications of recent Stuxnet disclosures

I believe the recent disclosures by the New York Times about Stuxnet can be very harmful for the following reasons:- It removes any ambiguity about the origin of Stuxnet pointing a finger directly at the US for initiating cyber attacks against another …

Avoiding Network Finger-Pointing; Using Social Media for Network Problems

Sometimes I know exactly what my next article is supposed to be about and how to cover it. This is not one of those times. The next two cover articles for Industrial Networking have thrown me for a loop, and I once again need needed help from any and a…

Avoiding Network Finger-Pointing; Using Social Media for Network Problems

Sometimes I know exactly what my next article is supposed to be about and how to cover it. This is not one of those times. The next two cover articles for Industrial Networking have thrown me for a loop, and I once again need needed help from any and a…