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Another post from Joe Weiss--

There are a number of industry organizations and conferences focusing on control system cyber security for specific industries. In some cases, this insular approach is not rigid. In other cases such as nuclear power, this approach has been applied to an extreme.Technically, there is more commonality between control systems, control...

Joe Weiss-- Security Unfettered

I want to thank Walt Boyes for allowing me to join this continuing blog. The blogs are my thoughts and sometimes may be provocative. You may or may not agree, but the facts and logic are indisputable. I heartily encourage you to comment.

More about the Incident at Folsom...

Sounds like a story right out of the Old West, doesn't it? But it is really about a significant cyber attack on the Independent System Operator (Cal-ISO) for power in California. Here's the rest of the story I broke originally on April 18th.

White papers on safety systems

Bob Adamski, of Invensys' Premier Consulting Services, has provided us a number of safety instrumented system white papers, which are being posted and released on controlglobal.com. The first one is by Robin McCrea-Steele and is called    Integrating Control and Safety: Where to Draw the Line....

Is Triconex right about safety systems?

Bob Adamski, from Invensys PCS (and formerly from ExxonMobil) and Luis Duran from Invensys Triconex visited our offices yesterday, and of course the discussion centered around the question of how to meet ISA84 and the IEC standards on functional safety. Of course, it is Bob's position, and Triconex' position that integrating...

Following me...

Lothar Lang, from Lyondell Chemical Company gave a second keynote this morning on Critical Condition Management. What made his talk very different from most is that he's talking about doing it on a corporate scale. "It is very important that the top management is aware and supportive of critical condition...

Cybernightmare #2

From KNBC in Los Angeles yesterday: The FBI is investigating two incidents at the offices of the Independent System Operato...