DoS is typically accomplished by flooding the targeted machine to overload systems and prevent some or all legitimate requests from being fulfilled. However, it does not matter if the service/system is shutdown by the attacker or by the end-user in response to the attacker– the system is still shut down.
This year's will provide numerous conference sessions, training labs, product demonstrations on all the most useful solutions for empowering control and automation personnel, helping them make better-informed decisions, and freeing those interfaces from their traditional constraints.
Hopefully, the book Warning- Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes can reach the appropriate decision makers to help move the needle on cyber securing the control systems in our commercial and industrial infrastructures.
Deadtime is the easiest dynamic parameter to identify and the one that holds the key to better control. Deadtime found visually or by a simple method can tell you what is limiting the ability of the loop and what the remedy is. In most loops, you as the automation engineer...
The April 21, 2017, San Francisco outage should raise red flags at DOE, FERC and NERC about how they classify Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) and Bulk Electric System (BES) assets. This outage emphatically points out that system reliability, the definition ofkey facilities, and economic impact should be considered...
In some applications, throttling of the manipulated flows is difficult or impossible. In the biochemical industry, where precise (good resolution and sensitivity) throttling valves without any crevices (to meet sanitary requirements) are rather limited (there are exceptions such as the Fisher Baumann 83000-89000 series).
Failure or compromise of Level 1 devices can, and have, resulted in major catastrophic failures. Consequently, there needs to be more focus on securing and having situational awareness of Level 1 devices. Securing Level 1 devices requires an understanding of the devices and processes.