Testimony of security analyst Joe Weiss before Congress (March 2004)

Overview:

 By Joseph M. Weiss, PE, CISM Executive Consultant, KEMA, Inc.

The remarks by security analyst Joe Weiss before Congress in March of 2004 provide details on: 

  • Control systems design considerations and cultural issues
  • Control systems cyber vulnerabilities
  • Key activities that need to be addressed and funded to secure control systems.

According to Weiss, there is a growing threat of cyber attacks on operational control systems that could create a crisis for which no country, company, or person is adequately prepared. Based on his knowledge of, and experience with, control systems, Weiss believes this is a very real possibility. In his testimony before Congress, he provides several recommendations on how the government can help secure the nation’s critical infrastructures from intentional and unintentional cyber events.