That’s the question posed by Jon Collins of techie blog Inter Orbis in this post on the IDG website. It’s a long read and an interesting mix of data analytics, philosophy, theology and meditation on where technology is going to take us next, but I think it’s worth the time.
There have been a number of major facilities world-wide that have had ICS cyber incidents from common causes. The impacts caused loss of view and loss of control of large power plants (>1000MW), impacts on chemicals plants, and shutdown of train systems. Even though these incidents were unintentional, network device...
Calling all process control geniuses. The northeastern quadrant of the U.S. needs you. Surely there's an process automation system that will get rid of all this snow and not break our backs (literally) at the same time. Can you find it?
February 1, NBC Bay Area had the following segment on their investigative reporting of critical infrastructure - http://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Critical-Infrastructure-Vulnerable-to-Cyber-Attacks-Experts-Warn-290370921.html
We like to think we're all that and a bag of chips in terms of scientific advancement, but not so fast. There were some pretty hot advances happening in 1620--and not just the invention of Thanksgiving. Can you say "scientific method," "heliocentric solar system theory," "tracheotomy," "submarines," "merry-go-rounds"?
I have seen few attempts to provide guidance to end-users about common issues with control system cyber incidents that transcend industries and even national boundaries. The following discussion is about a domestic fossil plant cyber incident and its commonality to several other power plant cyber incidents.
The NERC CIP cyber security standards were developed to increase the cyber security and reliability of the electric grid. Unfortunately, they are not doing either. Utilities need to have the freedom to implement the proper infrastructure and cyber security appropriate to maintaining a reliable system without the fear of legal...
Each process test will typically give a different result in the process dynamics identified and consequential tuning settings calculated. Here we look at the sources of this lack of repeatability, the implications, and what can be done to improve tuning tests.