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.
The USAID Program issued a Broad Area Agency Announcement to seek participation for research and development interventions to address cyber security for critical infrastructures in the Ukraine. I am honored to have been selected as an Expert to support this effort.
According to the Bitsight report, security ratings allow the electric utilities industry to accurately assess risk across their business ecosystem. However, cyber security ratings currently can’t address control system cyber security yet control systems are existential for any industrial organization.
The sensor ecosystem consists of sensors, sensor networks, alarm management, device management, etc. Sensors are the input to every process and the raw sensor data is instinctively trusted. IOT, Industry4.0, and digital transformation all assume the sensor ecosystem is uncompromised, authenticated, and correct which generally is not true.
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.