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.
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.
Semiconductor equipment manufacturers are the beginning of the ICS supply chain. However, they use ICS that can be cyber vulnerable and have had ICS cyber incidents. ICS cyber security needs to be addressed across the entire supply chain.
The Singapore 2016 ICSS Cyber Security Summit had active government and industry participation. There was still a lack of understanding of ICS cyber security where even a major ICS vendor is still talking about security by obscurity. New issues with cyber security of plant safety system were raised.
The 2016 Business Insurance Risk Summit was a great opportunity for the insurance and risk managers to get an initial understanding of the issues associated with ICS cyber security and what it can mean to insurance risk.
The December 2015 Ukrainian hack can happen in the US despite the statements made to the contrary. DHS reiterates that BlackEnergy is in the US grid and that control systems should not be connected to the Internet.