The interconnected networking of control and safety systems is making critical safety systems more productive, but more cyber vulnerable, and potentially less safe. Many cyber threats have not been modelled to the same degree as physical safety-related threats including the potential consequences from varying types of cyber attacks.
With all of the focus on cyber security one could expect that DHS is doing a credible job in helping to protect our country. In July 2014, DHS made an error by declassifying much of the Idaho National Lab (INL) Aurora documentation from FOUO to Unclassified. DHS stated the documents...
"We're gonna need a bigger boat," said the man in the movie. Somebody at Shell Oil must have said the same thing. But at Shell, they’re not just asking for bigger. They're going for "biggest." Under construction now at the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard on Geoje Island in South Korea,...
December 16th, I was hosted by the Center for Cyberspace Research at AFIT to deliver a lecture on ICS cyber security which appeared to be well-received. The lecture was from the perspective of the industrial community. In my view, AFIT is one of the technical leaders in defending ICSs.
When is a controller in automatic not able to do anything to reduce an oscillation? When will a controller amplify an oscillation? In both of these cases, the controller is doing more harm than good by wearing out valves and upsetting other loops.
Every industrial revolution is brought about by a combination of factors. It's never just one thing coming out of a vacuum. In the case of the Internet of Things, the technology to make it truly wireless could accelerate it's growth.
December 2nd, I gave a lecture at the Fraunhofer Institute in Darmstadt, Germany on ICS cyber risk. December 9th, I gave a lecture on ICS cyber forensics. The main page for the lecture series is:http://www.ec-spride.tu-darmstadt.de/en/colloquium-industrie4.0/. The video for your first lecture is:https://openlearnware.hrz.tu-darmstadt.de/#!/resource/caveats-in-risk-assessment-in-the-context-of-cyber-attacks-2870
The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are the hot new buzzwords. Behind them lie the promise of a better, more connected factory and supply chain that will revolution manufacturing yet again. But all such disruptive technologies come with a cost.
December 2nd, the Cylance report on OpCleaver, Iran attacking critical infrastructures was made public. Unfortunately, the organizations reponsible for protecting our critical infrastructures do not appear to be taking this threat seriously.