So you think Bob Adamski's nightmare is wrong? Read on!

Bob Adamski, Invensys' SIS guru, has been talking about the hacking of process safety systems for several years now. I think he's right, but we appear to be in a minority. Bob gave me his nightmare about how this could be done several years ago, and I've had it for a while now. Some of you may have listened to my little fiction about "Ali al Qaeda" a time or two. Joe Weiss, over on Unfettered, just announced that he will prove that Adamski's nightmare is not looney toons by demonstrating at the ACS Cybersecurity Conference in August at Argonne National Laboratory a hack of a typical process safety system. I keep saying that the driver for adequate plant level IT management and cybersecurity is going to be a Sarbanes-Oxley-reportable incident caused by a cyber attack on a manufacturing facility and that gets the CEO, COO, CIO and CFO not only fired, but jailed. I hope it doesn't come to that, because if it does, it will undoubtedly mean that people have been injured and likely some of them killed.

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