Archive for October, 2012

Sandy Google Crisis Response Map

A new Google Crisis Response Map has been posted for Sandy here: http://google.org/crisismap/2012-sandy According to Google: On the map, you’ll find the following emergency preparedness information: Location tracking, including the hurricane’s curr…

Proactive, Continuous Monitoring Key to Thwarting Cyber Crime

Continuous monitoring is a critical but often misunderstood component at the epicenter of 'proactive' cybersecurity.

SCADA Security Basics: Why Industrial Networks are Different than IT Networks

Today we are going to come at SCADA security from another angle, which is 'Why is securing Industrial Networks different than securing IT Networks?' We will also look at three ways to address these differences.

ICS-CERT has released an Advisory titled "ICSA-12-305-01 – Siemens SiPass Server Buffer Overflow" (PDF)

This Advisory identifies a buffer overflow vulnerability in the Simens SiPass server.

Function and form in emergency management

HLSWatch was founded as a non-partisan source and forum.  The current stable of posters has endeavored to maintain this tradition, perhaps this rigor… Still, I hope regular readers know I am a self-declared conservative with libertarian tendenci…

Function and form in emergency management

HLSWatch was founded as a non-partisan source and forum.  The current stable of posters has endeavored to maintain this tradition, perhaps this rigor… Still, I hope regular readers know I am a self-declared conservative with libertarian tendenci…

“Weather events are not orthogonal to politics.”

“The massive storm swamping the East Coast this week has reminded us that we’ve got to act quickly to make our nation and world safe from the ravages of global climate change. That’s what Rex Nutting writes in a MarketWatch post you can f…

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…

Sandy and the kindness of strangers

  I expect Christine was busy all weekend.  Her firm is the principal supplier of food to New England and the mid-Atlantic. When a big storm is predicted they have a system of “emergency orders” to surge water, bread, batteries, diape…

What is the problem to which the answer is “Let’s have a homeland security partnership council?”

The policy work of homeland security never ends. It’s Friday afternoon in Washington D.C. Hurricane Sandy on its way. There’s a national election in 10 days. The Obama Administration releases an executive order establishing the White House …