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Congressman Langevin’s Keynote Address

Congressman Jim Langevin, (D) Rhode Island, because he does not travel much, recorded his keynote on video.  Langevin is the first quadriplegic to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. At the age of 16, Langevin was injured while working with the Warwick Police Department in the Boy Scout Explorer...

I’m sitting in for Joe, because he’s running the ACS Conference

so am I, ...and I’ll be blogging about it for the next couple of days, but I’ll be simul-blogging on SoundOff as well. The over 100 attendees of the conference heard a video keynote from Congressman James Langevin, (D) Rhode Island.

Is there a SCADA link in the Terry Childs incident in San Francisco?

San Francisco and SCADA Jake Brodsky brought up the following, "Do management and law enforcement types have any clue as to how one might regain control of a SCADA system after a rogue employee has secured everyone out of it?" I had planned on saying something at the Conference next...

Plant IT really IS different

IT and Operations Differences I received an e-mail this morning from a Conference attendee wanting to know if I would give Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for the CISSP certification. I didn’t have an answer so I called the organization responsible for CISSP accreditation – the International Information Systems Security...

Joe Sets the Agenda– a litany of cyber issues but are we making progress?

A litany of control system cyber issues – Are we making progress?

Joe Weiss makes the Washington Post– and makes sense, too!

URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/05/AR2008060501958.html Supporting URL: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d08526.pdf Cyber Incident Blamed for Nuclear Power Plant Shutdown By Brian Krebs washingtonpost.com Staff Writer Thursday, June 5, 2008; 1:46 PM A nuclear power plant in Georgia was recently forced into an emer...

Electric Power 2008– is NERC CIP compliance a game?

I just returned from participating on a panel session at Electric Power 2008 in Baltimore. Electric Power 2008 is focused on electric power generation (not transmission and distribution). Consequently, it was fascinating to hear what the generation attendees felt about security and the NERC CIPs as well as to see...

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...

The Last Day: Joe Weiss Talks About Cyber-Deaths at Yokogawa Tech Fair

Cyber Does Affect Automation Devices Until 2000, my job was engineering agile and usable control systems. That meant vulnerable control systems,” said Joe Weiss, principal of Applied Control Solutions and founder of the Real-Time Cyber Security Conference. “Security and performance are generally in conflict.