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.
Yesterday afternoon, I facilitated a discussion session at AutomationXchange for end users only-- no vendors allowed-- and we talked for a whole hour about issues that the end users attending the conference indicated in a pre conference survey they considered their "hot button" issues.
With all of the hullabaloo about hacking the Smart Grid and automated meters, we now have the first public case that I am aware of a cyber incident with demand response. As in most control system cyber cases, it was not malicious.
Our indefatigable blogger and functional security expert, Joe Weiss, was asked to provide written testimony for the record for the House Homeland Security Committee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology hearings on the cyber security of the electric grid for today's hearing.
It appears to be a big few days for Wurldtech. Yesterday, HIMA declared itself the 13th vendor to standardize on the Achilles platform for security testing during and throughout the product development lifecycle. Today it is Invensys.
Wurldtech appears to be building up a significant head of steam as the unofficial standard for cyber security testing of control and automation systems and industrial networks. Here's the latest-- a press release, not from Wurldtech, but from HIMA Paul Hildebrandt, Wurldtech's customer: