Archive for October, 2012

12th ICS Cyber Security Conference observations

The 12th ICS Cyber Security Conference was held at Old Dominion University’s Virginia Modeling Analysis and Simulation Center – VMASC October 22-25, 2012. There were approximately 150 attendees from multiple industries, universities, government, vendor…

Nuclear plant cybersecurity and information disclosure – or lack thereof

I wanted to begin this blog with a bit of background. I am a nuclear engineer. I was under contract to US DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to help review of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (NRC) Regulatory Guide on nuclear plant cyber…

The continued lack of ICS cybersecurity understanding and Defense Secretary Panetta’s warning

On Monday October 8th, I gave a seminar at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). The following is a note from CISAC:"… The Industrial Control Systems vulnerability was likely little known by most of our audience…..

Recent issues and coming events

Because of preparation for the October ICS Conference, I have not had a chance to be as active a blogger as I should. I wanted to use this note to provide a capsule recap of interesting events and upcoming activities:- Two weeks ago, I gave a presentat…

Recent issues and coming events

Because of preparation for the October ICS Conference, I have not had a chance to be as active a blogger as I should. I wanted to use this note to provide a capsule recap of interesting events and upcoming activities:- Two weeks ago, I gave a presentat…