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Get ready for more chaos!

"FEMA is planning for a voluntary preparedness accreditation and certification program mandated by Title IX of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. They intend to establish a common set of criteria for private sector preparedness, including disaster management, emergency management, and business continuity programs. The goal of this voluntary program...

Joe Weiss Discusses Thursday Session at the ACS Conference

2008 Applied Control Solutions Conference Blog - Thursday Here is the Thursday agenda:

Joe Weiss Reviews Wednesday Session at ACS Conference

2008 Applied Control Solutions Conference Blog - Wednesday Enclosed is the Wednesday agenda: Operations Data Network: How We Did It! Patching Issues with Modern and Legacy Control Systems Zoning Principals in a Production and Distribution Environment AMI Standards and Cyber Security Secure Network Architecture for Control Systems Cyber Security in...

Joe Weiss on the Tuesday activities at the ACS Conference

2008 Applied Control Solutions Conference Blog - Tuesday Here is the Tuesday agenda:

Security and safety with blood and guts

Be afraid, be very afraid...and pay attention, Grasshopper! Walt here, hijacking Unfettered for a book review that is sorta out of everybody's field. I think you should all read it. It puts into perspective what we are all trying to prevent.

Thoughts on the ACS Conference

2008 Applied Control Solutions Conference Overview August 4-7 marked the Eighth Control System Cyber Security Conference. Times have certainly changed. When this Conference began in 2002, it was the only conference dedicated to control system cyber security, and conferences like Black Hat did not address control system topics.

Now you can watch Congressman Langevin

Congressman James Langevin, (D) Rhode Island, keynotes the 2008 ACS Cybersecurity Conference....

Congressman Langevin’s Keynote Address

Congressman Jim Langevin, (D) Rhode Island, because he does not travel much, recorded his keynote on video.  Langevin is the first quadriplegic to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives. At the age of 16, Langevin was injured while working with the Warwick Police Department in the Boy Scout Explorer...

I’m sitting in for Joe, because he’s running the ACS Conference

so am I, ...and I’ll be blogging about it for the next couple of days, but I’ll be simul-blogging on SoundOff as well. The over 100 attendees of the conference heard a video keynote from Congressman James Langevin, (D) Rhode Island.

Is there a SCADA link in the Terry Childs incident in San Francisco?

San Francisco and SCADA Jake Brodsky brought up the following, "Do management and law enforcement types have any clue as to how one might regain control of a SCADA system after a rogue employee has secured everyone out of it?" I had planned on saying something at the Conference next...