NAWC held their first cyber security conference May 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. Similar to many of the industry-specific cyber security conferences I have attended, most of the conference addressed IT-related issues. However, the mix of control system/Operations experts with network security, regulatory, and risk provided valuable new insights to...
There is still a gap in cyber security at the process device level. May 28, 2019, two independent announcements affecting control system supply chain cyber security were made that taken together spell a lack of cyber security, safety, and resilience of all infrastructures including the electric grid.
The demonstrations and presentations at IOT World demonstrated that with AI and machine learning, it appears possible to provide real time machine health and remaining equipment life which has been a long-time dream. However, the IOT data analytics are based on untrusted data and this was not questioned.
I will be participating on a panel session May 21st in Washington at the National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) Cyber Security Conference ( https://www.cvent.com/c/express/da32b208-b6fa-43bd-bf19-6c18b4a2db27). The panel session is: “Industrial Control Systems - The soft underbelly of utility business and service operations”.
Because Industry 4.0 is in the process of revolutionizing manufacturing and engineering all over the world, no conversation about its significance is complete without taking a look at the talent required to make it all work for us.