Determination of the potential impact that a cyber incident may have on the ICS should incorporate analysis of all non-digital control mechanisms and the extent to which they can mitigate potential negative impacts to the ICS.
The IEC TC45A nuclear plant cyber security draft standard and the US NEI-0809 guidance explicitly exclude non-malicious cyber incidents. However, the Three Mile Island accident was an unintentional control system cyber incident in part caused by erroneous instrumentation information.
The question for the day is where to locate measurements. My first choice would be a Caribbean island but if the plant is not there, the sensing or sample lines and the associated transportation delays would be quite long.
The DRAFT agenda for the 14th ICS Cyber Security Conference the week of October 20th at Georgia Tech in Atlanta is now available at www.icscybersecurityconference.com. The Conference and topics are very timely given the pervasive misinformation that continues to appear.
One of the challenges facing wireless devices is providing them with reliable power other than a battery, which though continually improving requires replacement when the cell dies. Rechargeable batteries are the obvious solution, however the challenge then changes to finding a reliable and safe way to recharge them without adding...
I will be participating with Palo Alto Networks and an industrial customer on a webinar on network segmentation. The webinar is on September 24th at 11am Pacific and can be found at https://engage.vevent.com/rt/scwc~sept24paloalto?code=PaloAltoA.
Several months ago I was approached by an executive at a large bank. The concern was cyber security of their building controls and the lack of a bridge between the IT security people and the building controls people. This morning, 9/11, I received the following note: "...
I have been invited to give two lectures at the Fraunhofer Institute in Darmstadt, Germany on various aspects of control system cyber security. The first is scheduled for December 2nd and the second for January 6th. The lecture series is called: “A new security culture for "Industrie 4.0".
The Fieldbus Foundation and HART Communications foundation have now officially merged to form a new organisation to known as FieldComm Group. As no surprise Ted Masters will be president and CEO of FieldComm Group.