Archive for December, 2012

The broken record – why do people who don’t understand ICSs still continue to speak for ICS cyber security

Would anyone with a heart condition go to an orthopedist to check on their heart? An internist and orthopedist are both doctors, but they certainly have different specializations. The fact that someone understands IT security does not make them an ICS …

SANS NewsBites, Vol.14 Number 99: Control Systems under Attack -why the scare tactics?

On December 14, SANS came out with the following headlines: All 3 "top of the news" stories this week illustrate an important security trend: Internet facing control systems are becoming much more prevalent allowing easy exploitation of discl…

Another survey says utilities taking cyber security seriously – really?

In November, ViaSat conducted a survey of 213 utility and smart grid personnel. The results can be found at http://smartgridresearch.org/wpcontent/uploads/sgi_reports/Utility_Cyber…. The results indicate a growing concern by utilities about cyber sec…