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 attended the inaugural meetings of IEEE P2030 - Smart Grid, last week in Santa Clara. I had a discussion with a representative from a utility organization. He feels his constituency is too small to be governed by electric industry cyber security standards.
In preparing for two webinars I held this week, I ran across two items that just make you hold your breath. The first was an advertisement for an on-line process controller for water treatment. It stated: “The result is the ability to remotely monitor and control your process from any...
Mike Assante is the Vice President and Chief Security Officer for NERC. April 7th, Mike issued a letter to industry - “Critical Cyber Asset Identification” based on the results of NERC’s recently completed self-certification compliance survey for NERC Reliability Standard CIP-002-1 – Critical Cyber Asset Identification for the period...
Ross Anderson and Shailendra Fuloria of Cambridge University have published a paper - Security Economics and the Critical National Infrastructure. I found a lot to like in the paper. It sets out the security-economics issues that arise with critical infrastructure protection which has been missing.
In the gold rush to Smart Grid, it's easy to get left out. In the last several major press releases about Smart Grid I've seen, one standards body has been conspicuous by its absence. That, of course would be ISA.
The combining and recombining in the functional security world is beginning to look like a test tube full of recombinant DNA as companies jockey for the ability to offer a completely integrated security solution. Here's Wurldtech and Matrikon's latest effort: