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.
Our intrepid blogger has been a busy man. This week, he taught a course in security for IEEE in Seattle, was on a panel in Monterey, and testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
In an announcement I'd been expecting for some time, exida and Wurldtech have joined forces to provide subject matter expertise on the conjoined issues of functional safety and what I like to call "functional security."
Yesterday I taped an Expert Now module for IEEE Educational Activities on control system cyber security for industrial control systems. The module is an update to one I made based on the book chapter in Electric Power Substations Engineering – “Cyber Security of Substation Control and Diagnostic Systems”.
The beat goes on. In spite of (or maybe, to some extent, because of) the current rotten economic climate and the internecine squabbling about US standands, the wireless for automation market continues to grow. Here's a report on the EMEA market. Kind of like the InterTubes in 1998.
The NERC CIPs were drafted from a compliance rather than security perspective. Consequently, this has led to unintended consequences to both cyber security and grid reliability. I want to focus on limitations of the NERC CIPs and how it is contributing to the lack of cyber security, and worse, reducing...
I had an opportunity to listen to the Smart Grid Hearings held March 3 with the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. NIST Director, Pat Gallagher, DOE’s Pat Hoffman, FERC Commissioner Kelly, Commissioner Butler of NARUC, Katherine Hamilton of the GridWise Alliance, Edward Lu of Google, and Evan Gaddis of...
I thought it would be important to put in context why Walt Boyes asked the question about security and compliance. I am currently working with a utility that had a NERC CIP assessment performed by a very credible consulting organization.