Nancy Bartels driving the blogging machine here this morning. I am not by nature an alarmist, and I tend to ignore headlines that say (or imply) "OMG, we're all going to die!" On the other hand, when you smell smoke in the kitchen for longer than a couple of minutes,...
Seems SCADA systems (or at least alleged attacks on them) have hit the big time.Wired magazine is running this story on the Illinois Water Attack.See my post over on Unfettered about what's looking more and more like an Attack by the Keystone Cops instead, wh
Nancy Bartels of Control magazine and ControlGlobal.com hijacking Joe's blog here. This story would be funny if it wasn't so scary. Wired magazine has broken the real story (or the latest iteration of the real story). The link is here. So it wasn't evil hackers from Russia after all.
My blog on the Illinois water hack was directly based on a formal disclosure announcement by the Illinois State Terrorism and Intelligence Center - STIC (Note: My blog did not identify the state involved. That disclosure came from DHS).
Per the WaterISAC portal, the WaterISAC (Information Sharing and Analysis Center) is a community of water sector professionals who share a common purpose: to protect public health and the environment. The WaterISAC provides email notifications about threats and any incidents demanding immediate attention.
IDC is preparing a conference event in Brisbane, Australia March 21-22, 2012 that promises an opportunity to network with your peers and learn more about the latest happenings in this exciting and growing field.
There is a perception that control systems, including field devices, have cyber forensic capabilities similar to those of IT systems. That perception is wrong. A control system generally has a Microsoft front-end human-machine interface (HMI) that should have adequate cyber forensics.