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.
March 19, FERC issued their proposed policy and action plan on Smart Grid. The proposed FERC policy will require the sharing of information associated with smart grid deployments with the Smart Grid Clearinghouse being developed by the Department of Energy.
Monday March 16 and Tuesday March 17 I attended the Infrastructure Modernization Initiative Workshop at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. The purpose of the Workshop was to discuss security implications of the Stimulus bill on infrastructure improvements.
We've managed to extract from the Senate's streaming video feed only that part of the hearing that consists of Joe's testimony. The previous post gives the information on where to see the entire hearing, but we thought we'd give Joe's testimony itself some blog time.
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...