John Eidar Simensen of Institute for Energy Technology offered a methodology using Baysian Belief Networks for estimating the complexity of critical instrumentation and control systems. This is an ongoing project which may provide the first real metrics for complexity after years of trying.
Here is the link to an interview Garcia did earlier this week:
Don't know the exact implications of this. Thinking too hard about the games that go on in Washington hurts my head -- a lot. But having the "cybersecurity czar" resign even before she barely got started and having all the power brokers messing with her job doesn't sound good.
Our indefatigable blogger and functional security expert, Joe Weiss, was asked to provide written testimony for the record for the House Homeland Security Committee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology hearings on the cyber security of the electric grid for today's hearing.
From the White House blog this morning:
From Ed Cone's KnowITAll blog:
item appeared on Raw Story this afternoon.
Walt posted this story on Unfettered this morning. Seems like the Solons over at the Wall Street Journal have finally noticed the electrical grid issue. Good for them. Maybe if this story goes mainstream, more pressure to do something will get applied.
Well, tomorrow is the big day. It is Zero Day for Conficker, also called Downadup, and we're all trying to guess what the impact of this widely spread trojan will be.
Wurldtech and Shell have announced a global partnership to ensure cyber security for all of Shell's infrastructure around the world.