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ACS Conference tells it like it is for cybersecurity

Applied Control Solutions, LLC For Immediate Release Contact: Joe Weiss (408) 253-7934 or joe.weiss@realtimeacs.com. Cyber Security Conference Focusing on Potential Causes, Prevention of Recent Power Blackouts and Plant Shutdowns (Trips) August 4-7, 2008 – Burr Ridge, IL Applied Control Solutions, LLC announces the eighth in a series of conferences focused...

Nuclear plant cyber security has a ways to go

As a nuclear engineer who has worked inside and outside of the nuclear industry, I have my thoughts on why nuclear plants are so far behind non-nuclear facilities in securing control systems. I spent 5 years managing the EPRI Nuclear Plant Instrumentation and Diagnostics Program.

KYFHO: Why IT needs to keep its distance from control systems or learn how to do it right

Why IT needs to keep its distance from control systems Several actual events and tests have shed new light on why IT needs to understand the issues with control systems before things go uncontrollably wrong. That is, control systems (Operations) coordination and leadership is absolutely required before those networks are...

SANS and the urban legend

Yesterday, SANS held a Webcast on “A Practical Approach to Cyber Security within Control System Environments”. The participants included representatives from SANS, Sandia, SRI, MIT Lincoln Labs, and ArcSight. There were several slides of interest as well as the basis for the entire presentation that need to be addresse...

Process Control Safety System Hack

One of the highlights of the Applied Control Solutions August Control System Cyber Security Conference will be a demonstration of a cyber attack on a typical process control safety system. The attack will traverse a firewall faulting both a typical controller and safety system without an indication at the operator...

2008 Applied Control Solutions Control System Cyber Security Conference

I am pleased to announce the 2008 Applied Control Solutions Control System Cyber Security Conference will be held August 4-7, 2008 in Burr Ridge, IL (Chicago area). Argonne National Laboratory, one of the national laboratories working on critical infrastructure protection, will co-host this year's event with a focus on interdependencies.