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ISCI gains Founding Members, begins operation

According to a press release from ISA today, BP, Chevron, Honeywell, Siemens and Yokogawa have consented to become Founding Members of the ISA Security Compliance Institute. "The Founding Strategic Member companies," the release says, "have demonstrated industry leadership by making a two year commitment for funding and significant volunteer time...

Joe Weiss "Unfettered"

I am delighted to report that Joe Weiss' new blog, "Unfettered" is now appearing on the ControlGlobal.com home page. You can also access it directly here. Joe Weiss P.E., CISM, is managing partner of Applied Control Solutions, LLC, in Cupertino, CA. You can contact him at joe.weiss@realtimeacs.com and (408) 253-7934For...

Cyber approved...

ABB's AC 800M controller achieves Achillesâ„¢ Level 1 cyber security certification Wickliffe, OH, September 12, 2007 - ABB announced today that its System 800xA Extended Automation AC 800M controller recently achieved Achillesâ„¢ Controller Level 1 cyber security certification.

Honeywell joins ISCI as founding member...

Since I helped to found this beast, I must say thank you to Honeywell for carrying this forward, and to all the other companies who have stepped up, thank you also.

Applied Control Solutions Cyber Security Workshop Summary

The Applied Control Solutions 2007 Control Systems Cyber Security Workshop was held August 13-16 in Knoxville, TN. There were more than 100 attendees representing domestic and international commercial and government communities. The commercial attendees included representatives from electric, gas, and water utilities; chemical companies; pipelines, and vendors.

Talking to the Corner Office

This morning, I was supposed to give a speech at the RealtimeACS Cybersecurity Conference in Knoxville, Tenn. I couldn't make it, so I sent a video of the speech to Joe Weiss on a DVD. Katherine Bonfante, our Digital Managing Editor, has posted the speech at:  http://www.controlglobal.com/articles/2007/266.html For those of...

New Vulnerability in OLE reported by CIAC-- most considered "critical"

See the report: http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/r-317.shtml  The questions are: Does this vulnerability carry over into OPC-UA? And when do we GET OPC-UA?...

And now another cyber security suite entrant...patented, no less!

INDUSTRIAL DEFENDER AWARDED PATENT FOR

Here's the Honeywell/MUSIC press release I promised you...

HONEYWELL'S EXPERION PKS C300 PROCESS CONTROLLER ACHIEVES NEW SECURITY CERTIFICATION

What's important about MUSIC?

So what's the big deal? Here's the problem in a nutshell: - No methodical, repeatable or readily-available benchmarking process currently exists for measuring product resiliency, safety, robustness or security for software or hardware in the industrial and process control markets What MU is offering:   MUSIC would offer vendors and their users...