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Cybersecurity disclosures-- the game everybody can play

Joe Weiss posted an extremely thought-provoking blog entry this morning on Unfettered. He questions the hacker/cracker cultural meme of disclosing cybersecurity vulnerabilities for the sheer pleasure of doing it. I think Joe's on to something here. We have a serious problem in cybersecurity in control systems...we don't have en...

Joe posted his own notes on the Congressional cyber hearings at Unfettered

So if you want to read them, go here....

Control's Joe Weiss testifies before Congress

 Weiss says. In direct, honest and riveting testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Control's "other blogger" Joe Weiss yesterday hammered NERC, FERC and called NERC's attitude toward cybersecurity "alarming at best and negligent at worst," while he recommended that ISA be given responsi...

The Surfers do their homework: Tofino MUSIC certified

Announced yesterday by Eric Byres of Byres Security and Ian Verhappen, of MTL, in a joint press release, the Tofino Industrial Security Suite today is reported to be MUSIC certified by MU Security. From the release: TOFINO SECURITY SYSTEM GAINS MU SECURITY INDUSTRIAL CONTROL CERTIFICATION   First Byres Security and...

Joe Weiss "Unfettered"

I am delighted to report that Joe Weiss' new blog, "Unfettered" is now appearing on the ControlGlobal.com home page. You can also access it directly here. Joe Weiss P.E., CISM, is managing partner of Applied Control Solutions, LLC, in Cupertino, CA. You can contact him at joe.weiss@realtimeacs.com and (408) 253-7934For...

Wait, and Uncle Sam will do it for you...

While many industrial sectors dither about protection of critical infrastructure, the Federal Government is busy setting forth standards for those sectors to meet. Currently these standards are voluntary, but insiders continue to say that if voluntary compliance is not forthcoming, the standard means of governmental coersion will be used to...

Talking to the Corner Office

This morning, I was supposed to give a speech at the RealtimeACS Cybersecurity Conference in Knoxville, Tenn. I couldn't make it, so I sent a video of the speech to Joe Weiss on a DVD. Katherine Bonfante, our Digital Managing Editor, has posted the speech at:  http://www.controlglobal.com/articles/2007/266.html For those of...

New Vulnerability in OLE reported by CIAC-- most considered "critical"

See the report: http://www.ciac.org/ciac/bulletins/r-317.shtml  The questions are: Does this vulnerability carry over into OPC-UA? And when do we GET OPC-UA?...

And now another cyber security suite entrant...patented, no less!

INDUSTRIAL DEFENDER AWARDED PATENT FOR

Here's the Honeywell/MUSIC press release I promised you...

HONEYWELL'S EXPERION PKS C300 PROCESS CONTROLLER ACHIEVES NEW SECURITY CERTIFICATION