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

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

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

What We Have Here Is a Failure to Communicate

Nancy Bartels of Control magazine and hijacking Joe's blog here. This story would be funny if it wasn't so scary. Wired magazine has broken the real story (or the latest iteration of the real story). The link is here. So it wasn't evil hackers from Russia after all.

An Apology from Joe Weiss

In a blog post on October 18 (now removed) I posted some things I regret about Erfan Ibrahim's remarks at the IEEE Electric Grid Modernization Workshop last week. I apologize to both Mr. Ibrahim and to my readers.

Pipelines and cyber security

In 1999, the Bellingham, Wash., gasoline pipeline ruptured killing three people. It was a control system cyber incident with many implications for future pipeline cyber impacts:

Cyber Threats Can Affect Green Power Too

Posted by Joe Weiss:

We Knew It Was Only a Matter of Time

Coming to work on a Monday and finding an email outlining the report of a major cyber security breach affecting an important supplier and its customers is never a good way to start the week. But that's what happened this morning.

Fighting the Last War--Airport Kabuki and Functional Security

In his blog "What do 9/11, the Detroit bomber and ICS Security have in Common," Joe Weiss makes some really good points.

Joe Weiss provides testimony to Congressional Committee -- again

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.

Weiss quoted in WSJ on Obama's Cybersecurity Plans

In an article posted on the Wall Street Journal's website by WSJ reporter Andrew LaVallee, Unfettered blogger Joe Weiss is quoted: