RISI inaugural newsletter #Pauto #Pautoup

In This Issue
RISI Report Released
Accidental Computer Failures
Cost of Security Incidents
Cyber Vandals
The Director's Corner
2nd Quarter 2009 RISI Analysis Report Released

The Security Incidents Organization released the 2Q 2009 RISI Analysis Report on August 31, 2009.  The report includes analysis of 143 incidents occurring through June 30, 2009.
Nine new incidents were researched between April 1, 2009 and June 30, 2009.  more...

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Dear Walt,
The Security Incidents Organization is pleased to publish the first edition of the RISI Member Newsletter.   We hope you enjoy reading this and we welcome your feedback.  Please feel free to forward the newsletter to any colleagues you think might be interested in joining RISI as well.
Incidents due to Accidental Computer Failures
Worldwide, accidental computer failures account for 44% of all incidents reported in RISI.  While the events were purely accidental, the consequences can range from public nuisance to catastrophe.   Recent database entries for accidental incidents due to computer/control system failures: more...
The Cost of Security Incidents
According the most recent RISI database report, worldwide, the industries suffering the greatest financial impact  are petroleum, power & utilities and transportation.  These industries experienced at least one incident with costs exceeding $10 million dollars.  Electronic Manufacturing had one incident resulting in costs over $10 million.  more...
Cyber Vandals Disrupt Flood Warning System
Environment Southland is a New Zealand government agency that protects the natural resources, including water, air and land.  In 2009 flood-warning system was repeatedly attacked by international cyber vandals. more...
The Director's Corner
While the adoption of commercial technology into control systems has been pervasive over the last 15 years, the reality is that majority of the installed base of industrial automation and control equipment has not yet been upgraded.   more...
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