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.
I will be in Washington DC Monday-Wednesday (August 17-19) as an invited participant to the National Cyber Leap Year Summit. The Summit's intent is to identify revolutionary, not evolutionary changes for cyber security. My intent is to make sure the industrial control systems communities’ needs and constraints are addressed.
The website for the October 19th-22nd Annual Control System Cyber Security Conference to be held in Bethesda, MD is ready for registrants at www.realtimeacs.com (click on Register for the Conference on the right toolbar). The host hotel is the Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, (301) 897-9400.
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.