We're about to acquire a significant new cybervulnerability. The world's energy utilities are starting to install hundreds of millions of 'smart meters' which contain a remote off switch. Its main purpose is to ensure that customers who default on their payments can be switched remotely to a prepay tariff
Each year the damage to critical infrastructure from network incidentsand cyber attacks is measured in the billions of dollars.
When: 19 November 2009 Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Last week I attended the CSI "SCADA/Control Systems Summit" and met with Congressional and government representatives to present an "unvarnished" status of industrial control system security as well as to request continuing support. This is the first in a series of blogs on last week's trip.