Thursday Morning Scary Read

Nancy Bartels driving the blogging machine here this morning. I am not by nature an alarmist, and I tend to ignore headlines that say (or imply) "OMG, we're all going to die!" On the other hand, when you smell smoke in the kitchen for longer than a couple of minutes,...

SCADA in the Cloud Webinar

The SCADA in the Cloud webinar will highlight the importance of Cloud-based applications within the industry. Attendees will also learn how some end user companies have used Cloud-based SCADA to surge ahead in their field.

The Illinois Water Hack Is a Test of the System for Disclosure – Is It Broken?

My blog on the Illinois water hack was directly based on a formal disclosure announcement by the Illinois State Terrorism and Intelligence Center - STIC (Note: My blog did not identify the state involved. That disclosure came from DHS).

Industrial Data Communications Forum

IDC is preparing a conference event in Brisbane, Australia March 21-22, 2012 that promises an opportunity to network with your peers and learn more about the latest happenings in this exciting and growing field.

Tofino Security article: SCADA Cyber Security Problems

SCADA Cyber Security Problems - Just How Common are the Programming Errors?

IPv6 Security with MT6D

Virginia Tech runs one of the few production scale IPv6 networks in the United States, with a network of more than 30,000 computing and communication systems. As owners of a system this size and the range of Users involved security is obviously an issue.

New Patch from Microsoft for .LNK SCADA vulnerability

According to the Channel Insider blog, Microsoft has released an out-of-band patch (MS10-046) that attempts to repair the .LNK vulnerability that has been used to attack Siemens S7, PCS7 and WinCC-based HMI systems.

AFCON SCADA certified for Windows 7 -- can run from flash disks!

From the press release from AFCON Software and Electronics:

Let's Get Started

Here we go, the most challenging of all steps is the first one so I will start safe (baby steps concept) by sharing with you the topics I hope to cover in this blog:

Blog Talk Radio Talks SCADA

Allie Herzog from Blog Talk Radio talks SCADA with CONTROL magazine's Editor-In-Chief, Walt Boyes. Hear what he has to say.