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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.
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OTORIO webinar on proactive measures to enhance cybersecurity ROI in OT/ICS environments

Nov. 29, 2023
Proactive measures to enhance cybersecurity in OT/ICS environments, emphasizing tangible ROI and aligning these efforts with broader business goals
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Iran hacks US water system: Observation and implications of a terrorist attack on US soil

Nov. 27, 2023
An Iranian-backed cyber group recently launched an attack on the Municipal Water Authority of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Cyber Related Rail Incidents Have Killed More Than 490 People
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Cyber-related rail incidents have killed more than 490 people

Nov. 15, 2023
The government and industry cybersecurity guidelines have often failed to address the control system cyber issues that have resulted in catastrophic control system cyber rail ...
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Forecasting where a hacker will go once inside an OT network

Nov. 2, 2023
Work is ongoing in identifying cyber threats, vulnerabilities and locating hacker penetration in electric utility and other OT networks
Isa Mlm 38 A ‘identifying Control System Cyber Incidents’ Has Been Issued
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ISA MLM-38A ‘Identifying Control System Cyber Incidents’ has been issued

Oct. 18, 2023
The International Society of Automation (ISA) ISA99, Industrial Automation and Control Systems Security has approved MLM 38A, “Identifying Control System Cyber Incidents”–why ...
Recent Control System Cyber Cases Can Impact Safe Facility Operation
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Recent control system cyber cases can impact safe facility operation

Oct. 4, 2023
Internet Protocol network hacks and ransomware may not be able to be stopped, according to recent cases with Johnson Controls and Bentley-Nevada
Cs2 Ai Podcast On Control System Cybersecurity
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CS2AI podcast on control system cybersecurity

Sept. 28, 2023
A discussion on control system cybersecurity from CS2AI's podcast "96: Exploring the Depths of Industrial Cybersecurity with Joe Weiss: A Legendary Return to the Podcast"
Microsoft Australian East Data Center Control System Cyber Incident – Unintentional Or Malicious
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Microsoft Australian East Data Center control system cyber incident – unintentional or malicious?

Sept. 14, 2023
Operators of data centers have been primarily concerned about the cybersecurity of the IT data and networks rather than OT and control systems used to monitor and control the ...
Hacking Insecure Process Sensor Systems May Have Affected The Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Site
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Hacking insecure process sensor systems may have affected the Chernobyl nuclear plant site

Aug. 11, 2023
The compromise of Chernobyl’s process sensor readings reinforces the immediate need for the government and industry cybersecurity communities to address the cybersecurity gaps...
A Tale Of Two Cities' Water Attacks
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A Tale of Two Cities' water attacks

July 27, 2023
Cyber attacks on water and wastewater facilities in Discovery Bay, California, and Oldsmar, Florida, highlight the industry's vulnerability
Differences Between It And Control System Cyber Incidents In Maritime
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Differences between IT and control system cyber incidents in maritime

July 19, 2023
Drawing from open-source information, the NHL Stenden’s Maritime IT Security research group collected information on over 160 cyber incidents in the maritime industry for the ...
Critical Infrastructures Cannot Be Secured When Process Sensors Are Not Secure
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Critical infrastructures cannot be secured when process sensors are not secure

June 20, 2023
Process sensors should be recognized as a major cybersecurity, reliability and process safety gap
Surface Transportation Is Cyber Vulnerable
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Surface transportation is cyber vulnerable

June 5, 2023
Few engineers seem to have a seat at the table when cyber vulnerabilities or related control system issues are discussed.
Chattinn Cyber With Marsh’s Marc Schein Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
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“Chattinn Cyber” with Marsh McLennan Agency’s Marc Schein: Critical infrastructure cybersecurity

May 18, 2023
The Chattinn Cyber podcast featured Joe Weiss in the episode "The Challenges to Cybersecurity in Critical Control Systems with Joe Weiss."
National Academy Of Sciences Paper On Federal Facility Cyber Security Including Level 0,1 Devices
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Cybersecurity for Level 0,1 devices is underdeveloped

May 11, 2023
“Challenges in Federal Facility Control System Cyber Security, Including Level 0 and 1 Devices” addresses the problem that cybersecurity for Level 0,1 devices is underdeveloped...