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ACS 2011 Conference Summary - September 21

The final agenda can be found at www.realtimeacs.com There are several unique hallmarks of the conference:

Wednesday Morning Must-Read on Security

Fooling around in the social media corner of the Internet this morning, and came across this link (http://asian-power.com/node/11144) on Facebook via Eric Byres.

Safety and Cyber Security to Be Featured at Siemens 2011 Automation Summit #cybersecurity #safety #pauto

Just wanted to share with you the latest press release:

Cyber Threat to Control Systems: Are Companies Expecting Too Much Info?

The industry uses the general term "threat information," but during more detailed discussions, it seems that the information companies seek is more like the traditional military concept of "tactical information."

More on Stuxnet and a New SCADA Security Blog

This popped up in my email box this morning. It's a note from Eric Byres at Tofino. Eric is a well-known security expert and a sometime contributor to Control. "With announcement on Tuesday of the Microsoft patch for the Stuxnet vulnerability, we have updated our recommendations for addressing this critical...

Controlling the Off Switch. Who Controls It?

We're about to acquire a significant new cybervulnerability. The world's energy utilities are starting to install hundreds of millions of 'smart meters' which contain a remote off switch. Its main purpose is to ensure that customers who default on their payments can be switched remotely to a prepay tariff

We Knew It Was Only a Matter of Time

Coming to work on a Monday and finding an email outlining the report of a major cyber security breach affecting an important supplier and its customers is never a good way to start the week. But that's what happened this morning.

Leadership Focus Podcast: Cyber Security

Each year the damage to critical infrastructure from network incidentsand cyber attacks is measured in the billions of dollars.

Richard Clarke Weighs in on Cybersecurity

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