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The draft agenda for the October ICS Cyber Security Conference is now available at www.icscybersecurityconference.com. As events continue to unfold, the agenda will be modified accordingly. A new session is being added to address the recent loss of turbine control incident that will be led by the utility. If you...
A young small company is able to take university graduates and immediately make them productive in industrial applications. The open, positive, and enabling culture fostered by management has recently elevated and accelerated employee knowledge by providing a means to gain key fundamentals and essential concepts.
Book reviews: The History of a Safer World by Gary L. Wilkinson; SCADA and ME, by Robert M. Lee; The Distributor's Fee Based Services Manifesto, by Frank Hurtte
Two oil well driller hands won a trip to France for all their accomplishments in the oil patch.
The effects of measurement dynamics are similar to the effects of controller dynamics except there are often many more sources of lags and delays and the consequences are generally more severe. Delays are the result of transportation delays and discontinuous updates from periodic sampling and cycle times in digital signals,...
Five months ago, the utility hosting the ICS cyber security test bed met with one of their major ICS vendors. Some of the security patches actually impacted the reliability of the ICS and the overall system.
Since the original AURORA test bed at Idaho Labs in 2007 much has been said about the merits of the test conducted and many conjectures concerning its validity have been made. It is important to remember that AURORA is not an isolated case that exists outside the cybersecurity framework. To...
On October 12, 2011, I gave an invited presentation on cyber security of industrial control systems to a graduate electrical engineering colloquium at Stanford - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3Yyv53dZ5A.
@ABB and @Statoil to develop deepwater subsea power and control technologies #pauto #offshoretechnology #automation #power
ABB and Statoil form partnership in $100 million R&D program enabling future ultra-deep water and remote subsea factories
Latest Aurora information – this affects ANY electric utility customer with 3-phase rotating electric equipment!
There have been numerous discussions about cyber risk within NERC, the utilities, and ICS equipment suppliers. Aurora is an unresolved risk that could have significant impact on the utilities, suppliers of relay protection devices, and utility customers with 3-phase rotating equipment.