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Weekend Must-Read: ICSs May Not Be Safe from Heartbleed after All

Just because you've changed your Facebook and Dropbox passwords (you have, haven't you?) doesn't mean you can forget about Heartbleed. According to the Christian Science Monitor's Saturday edition, "Unconfirmed reports that Heartbleed has already been used to attack encrypted communications systems of US industrial control systems are being investigated, the...

See, This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things.

The Heartbleed cyber attack is yet another wake-up call. We can't keep ignoring them.

Who Is to Blame for Our Control Systems' Vulnerability?

Do we really need to have open systems and risk the cybersecurity of our control systems and plants, or can we do something to ensure the safety of our industrial networks?

Deferral of ICS Cyber Security Conference (Weisscon)

Joe Weiss believes there is a significant need for a cybersecurity conference from the perspective of the control systems engineer that focuses on the impacts of electronic communications on system performance, reliability and safety.

Safety Conference in Edmonton November 27-29, 2012

IDC Technology is hosting a conference and two half-day workshops in Edmonton later this month with workshops presented by both Paul Gruhn on Safety system and John Cusimano on "Assessing the Security of Industrial Control Systems Using Threat Modeling" Tuesday November 27.

IT Rules for Cybersecurity of control systems

How far should we go in adopting IT type rules for the management of cybersecurity on control systems. Will treating a control system as just another set of PCC's (from the IT perspective) cause more problems?

In and Out of Control -- From Various Places Around the Web

Sometimes we get so focused on what's going on at Control and ControlGlobal.com that we forget there's other stuff happening in the Big World.

The MIT Report on the Electric Grid: Control Systems Were Not Adequately Addressed

MIT issued the report, "The Future of the Electric Grid – An Interdisciplinary MIT Study." Chapter 9 is "Data Communications, Cybersecurity, and Information Privacy." According to the report, the U.S. should implement standards to reduce the risk of cyber attacks on the electricity grid and should designate one agency responsible...

More on the Illinois Water Attack

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