Control Systems Cybersecurity Expert, Joseph M. Weiss, is an international authority on cybersecurity, control systems and system security. Weiss weighs in on cybersecurity, science and technology, security emerging threats and more.
I participated in the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Conference (AFITC) in Montgomery, AL August 29-31, 2016. There were more than 1000 attendees from the military, contractors, vendors, and others. The keynotes included presentations from 4 Air Force generals. ICS cyber security is still not receiving due considerations.
Cyber incidents can be malicious or unintentional and still cause significant impacts and deaths. The lack of requiring a cyber incident to be malicious may have significant implications to cyber insurance policies particularly in being able to identify what is or isn’t a control system cyber incident.
The implications of the cyber vulnerabilities of digital protective relays have great importance for Smart Grid, grid modernization, NERC CIP, large plant electric equipment protection, and even nuclear plant safety. There will be a discussion of the ease of hacking relays and potential mitigation at the October ICS Cyber Security...
This is a reminder that the official Call for Abstracts (presentations) for SecurityWeek’s 2016 Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Cyber Security Conference, being held October 24 – 27, 2016 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is open.
June 29th, 2016 the AntiPhishing Working Group (AWPG) and FTI Consulting held a 1-day cyber security conference in Brussels on the European Commission’s (EC’s) Networking and Information Security (NIS) Initiative. I felt the the Conference was a success as we were able to get the conference participants to appreciate the...
It is mid-2016. “SCADA security” or “ICS security” are now being used in many cyber security conversations. However, in most instances, ICS cyber security is still not being adequately understood or addressed.