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Where ARE the experts?

Where are the experts? Several weeks ago, a conference was held by the Brookings Institute and Google on plug-in electric vehicles. In addition to the topic of plug-in vehicles, there was a discussion on cyber security of the electric grid by some very important industry, media, and government individuals.

House holds more hearings on Grid cyber vulnerabilities

There will be a hearing May 21, 2:00 PM, 311 Cannon Building in Washington DC on “Implications of Cyber Vulnerabilities on the Resiliency and Security of the Electric Grid”. Expected witnesses: Joseph Kelliher, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Richard Sergel, Chief Executive Officer, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC)...

Why Aren’t Solutions Addressing Problems?

I read about, or attend, government programs, industry programs, and industry conferences that purport to have solutions for “SCADA security”. All I can do is shrug my shoulders.  There are several fundamental issues that have not yet been addressed: - There is still a dreadful lack of understanding about legacy...

Nanny nanny boo boo…or is it? Walt Boyes comments…

Today, we received a press release from a security company, announcing that they had found a vulnerability in a piece of third-party software. We often get these. I'm not naming names. What we DON'T get, however, is the context.

More from the St. Mary’s Cyberterrorism and Law conference

I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the St. Mary’s University Cyberterrorism Law Conference in San Antonio Wednesday and Thursday. There were several interesting observations: - Since the focus was cyberterrorism, the conference was heavily tilted the government and DOD.