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Joe Weiss asks: Does Sarbanes-Oxley apply to control systems?

Does Sarbanes-Oxley apply to Control Systems?The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (often shortened to SOX) is legislation enacted in response to the high-profile Enron and WorldCom financial scandals to protect shareholders and the general public from accounting errors a...

Nuclear Industry Icon to Give Wednesday Lunch Keynote at Control System Cyber security Workshop

Henry Stone, the former General Manager of GE's Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory and Vice President and Chief Engineer of GE's Nuclear Energy Division, will provide the Wednesday lunch keynote at the Knoxville Control System Cyber Security Conference.   The talk will discuss what it took to build a new industry from...

If Vista is watching you, who else is?

Jake Brodsky writes in the SCADA list: "There isn't anything truly new here, but reading it all in one article r...

Protecting the Edges

"CERN, the European physics lab that was the birthplace of the World Wide Web, tested 59 different PLCs they owned and found that they had huge numbers of failures in those controllers," said control system security expert Eric Byres in a presentation before over 150 Honeywell User Group attendees on...

Dan McDougall on how Shell does process security

Dan McDougall on Process Control Security - Shell Upstream  How Shell EP is responding to Global Threats  "If you aren't aware that this is...

The Implications of NERC CIP

Barry Ingold, from Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, presented a detailed look at the implications of  the new NERC CIP Cyber Security Standards, noting that the original "Urgent Action Standard 1200" specifically excluded DCSs and control systems in the definition of what constituted a "critical cyber asset." NERC stands for...

More about Invensys and Wireless: from the horses' mouths

Paul Miller, Hesh Kagan and Brian Courchesne from Invensys dropped in this afternoon to talk about the walk that's behind the press release I posted earlier today. Basically, as my colleague and predecessor in this chair, Paul Studebaker chief editor of our sister publication Plant Services, acutely pointed out, what...

An important announcement from Control and Applied Control Solutions

Control System Cyber Security Workshop to Focus on Real Events in Nukes and SCADA Systems Nuclear plants and SCADA systems have proven vulnerable to cyber attacks and accidents, and require special handling by IT and manufacturing.

Solutions looking for problems

After spending 15 years at EPRI dealing with cutting edge problems, I have found there are significantly fewer problems looking for solutions than there are solutions looking for problems. Additionally, some of the problems looking for solutions are looking because they are so difficult and complex to solve, such as...

There's money in them thar cybers!

Wurldtech Labs Announces First Set of Achilles Certified Industrial Controllers  Six Industrial Controllers Earn Wurldtech Labs AchillesTM Security Certification