There have been more than 500 actual control system cyber incidents globally in multiple industries. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has tasked me to select 3 of the more than 30 nuclear-plant cyber incidents and identify what really happened, what controls were violated, and what policies and guidelines would...
Joe Weiss named Smart Grid Pioneer. Smart Grid Today named the 50 Smart Grid Pioneers of 2015, including 11 CEOs or presidents, 15 directors, a former state governor and a White House National Security Council staffer. The award is based solely on merit.
Need help with your resume? Why not go to the master--Leonardo da Vinci? Yes, that Leonardo. Not only did he rule the Renaissance art community, he was also one heck of an engineer--and was more than willing to tell people that. Read on for all the details.
Most of the control literature focuses on minimizing the integrated absolute error (IAE) for a step disturbance, often in a linear system. In the process industry, there are many other objectives and complications that require special attention.
Every day in history is the anniversary of something. (For grins, check out today’s Google doodle. No engineering involved, but there is fun little video game, which, of course, you will play only during your lunch hour.) For this anniversary and more, keep reading.
April 9th, 2015, the California Public Utilities Commission fined Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) $1.6 BILLION for the September 2010 San Bruno natural gas pipeline rupture that killed 8 and destroyed a neighborhood (there are also 28 federal criminal charges and numerous other fines and penalties).
Engineers are smarter than the average bear. They know a lot about a lot of things. EEs, ChemEs, MEs know a lot about a lot of different things, but here are 15 things they all know--complete with pictures.
The general discussions on control system cyber incidents focus on the lack of documented incidents. The lack of documented incidents is generally due to lack of appropriate diagnostics and/or lack of appropriate training to identify the incidents as cyber. The following article provides a good discussion about the subject: http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Passcode/2015/0323/How-cyberattacks-can-be-overlooked-in-America-s-most-critical-sectors
March 12, 2015, DHS’s ICS-CERT issued the ICS CERT Monitor report that identified 245 total incidents in 2014. It is not clear how many of the control system incidents actually affected facility reliability and/or safety.