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.
Last week I attended the CSI "SCADA/Control Systems Summit" and met with Congressional and government representatives to present an "unvarnished" status of industrial control system security as well as to request continuing support. This is the first in a series of blogs on last week's trip.
"A commission formed to offer advice on cybersecurity to the next president is nearing the completion of its work, and some of the recommendations are likely to conflict with elements of President Bush's Cyber Initiative. It will be finalized very shortly," said Rep.
There has been a lot of discussion on the SCADA listservers about cyber vulnerabilities of control systems. What I want to address is that cyber vulnerabilities or cyber security for that matter does not equal CIP.
The SCADASec listserver continues to be unsettling to say the least. There are still multiple definitions that have no uniform meaning inside or outside the control system cyber security community. These include the terms IT, security, SCADA, etc.
Next week I will be in Washington DC for a Computer Security Institute (CSI) conference session on Wednesday. The session will discuss the needs and issues associated with IT and Operations working together to secure industrial control systems. Ed Goff from Progress Energy will be the “active” moderator as...
The GE Fanuc/Proficy Information Portal Remote Code Execution Vulnerability has been identified via US CERT Vulnerability Note VU#339345 and issued November 7th as a NERC ES-ISAC Advisory: “…The NERC ES-ISAC estimates that the risk to grid reliability from this vulnerability is LOW based on the limited deployment of the...
I wanted to address an issue that causes great confusion – what is cyber? Cyber is not just a 12-year pimply-faced hacker sitting in front of a computer drinking Dr. Pepper and writing malware. Moreover, cyber does not have to be an intentional attack.
This past week was ISA Expo in Houston. As this was the first time in many years I did not attend, I went to Dale Peterson’s blog for his thoughts. He mentioned there was very little Linux on the show room floor. This is not surprising to me.