Nancy Bartels driving the blogging machine here this morning. I am not by nature an alarmist, and I tend to ignore headlines that say (or imply) "OMG, we're all going to die!" On the other hand, when you smell smoke in the kitchen for longer than a couple of minutes,...
My blog on the Illinois water hack was directly based on a formal disclosure announcement by the Illinois State Terrorism and Intelligence Center - STIC (Note: My blog did not identify the state involved. That disclosure came from DHS).
I am in Israel as an invited speaker at NISA’s SCADA Security Conference. Yesterday at the open session, there were a number of vendors speaking about their SCADA security solutions. All were very smart cyber security experts. However, none had control system experience or expertise.
Taking the blogging machine out of the garage for a spin this afternoon--now that our November issue is wrapped up. Lots of important stuff going on while we've been heads down copyediting here. One that deserves special attention is this:
"The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth. We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind...
The CIPAG Metrics Workgroup for Water was convened by the Water Sector Coordinating Council and Government Coordinating Council to develop a national performance measurement system for the water sector. Consequently, they issued “Recommendations of the CIPAC Metrics Work Group for Water” dated June 2008. It is an extremely disappointing document.
The following is an ad from Digital Bond's website. It is the second time they have advertised for control system expertise AFTER obtaining a DHS or DOE contract. "Digital Bond is still hiring security researchers to help with Bandolier, Portaledge and Quickdraw.