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Joe Weiss on the Tuesday activities at the ACS Conference

2008 Applied Control Solutions Conference Blog - Tuesday Here is the Tuesday agenda:

Security and safety with blood and guts

Be afraid, be very afraid...and pay attention, Grasshopper! Walt here, hijacking Unfettered for a book review that is sorta out of everybody's field. I think you should all read it. It puts into perspective what we are all trying to prevent.

Thoughts on the ACS Conference

2008 Applied Control Solutions Conference Overview August 4-7 marked the Eighth Control System Cyber Security Conference. Times have certainly changed. When this Conference began in 2002, it was the only conference dedicated to control system cyber security, and conferences like Black Hat did not address control system topics.

Now you can watch Congressman Langevin

Congressman James Langevin, (D) Rhode Island, keynotes the 2008 ACS Cybersecurity Conference....

Congressman Langevin’s Keynote Address

Congressman Jim Langevin, (D) Rhode Island, because he does not travel much, recorded his keynote on video.  Langevin is the first quadriplegic to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. At the age of 16, Langevin was injured while working with the Warwick Police Department in the Boy Scout Explorer...

I’m sitting in for Joe, because he’s running the ACS Conference

so am I, ...and I’ll be blogging about it for the next couple of days, but I’ll be simul-blogging on SoundOff as well. The over 100 attendees of the conference heard a video keynote from Congressman James Langevin, (D) Rhode Island.

Is there a SCADA link in the Terry Childs incident in San Francisco?

San Francisco and SCADA Jake Brodsky brought up the following, "Do management and law enforcement types have any clue as to how one might regain control of a SCADA system after a rogue employee has secured everyone out of it?" I had planned on saying something at the Conference next...

Plant IT really IS different

IT and Operations Differences I received an e-mail this morning from a Conference attendee wanting to know if I would give Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for the CISSP certification. I didn’t have an answer so I called the organization responsible for CISSP accreditation – the International Information Systems Security...

A word for the next administration…

Recommendation for next administration I have mentioned the Blue Ribbon Committee drafting recommendations for the next president on cyber security. I have been asked to draft a paper for the Committee on what the next administration should think about when it comes to industrial control systems. The paper will address...

Cyber Security isn’t just about terrorism

Computer engineer Terry Childs, 43, is being held on $US5 million ($5.1 million) bail after refusing to hand over the password to San Francisco's FibreWAN system. The network handles up to 60 per cent of the city's government data such as emails, employee financial details, police documents and jail records.