Control systems are still not mainstream - the "mostly" Comprehensive National Security Initiative

Jan. 12, 2009
The following note was placed on the Link-in PCSF members' site by Perry Pederson:
"What's up with the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI)?
I attended a vendors day conference at DHS-NCSD yesterday where they briefed industry on the role that NCSD will have in the execution of the CNCI. I am obviously a little biased toward the ICS world, but I was struck (more like dumbstruck) with the glaring absence of control systems in the plan.

What?

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The following note was placed on the Link-in PCSF members' site by Perry Pederson: "What's up with the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI)? I attended a vendors day conference at DHS-NCSD yesterday where they briefed industry on the role that NCSD will have in the execution of the CNCI. I am obviously a little biased toward the ICS world, but I was struck (more like dumbstruck) with the glaring absence of control systems in the plan. What? That's right, the COMPREHENSIVE National Cybersecurity plan does not include industrial control systems, SCADA, or anything of the sort. Sorry, that does not sound very comprehensive to me unless the Administration has redefined the term. But, then again, they have redefined more than a few terms over that last few years, so I guess I should not be surprised." We obviously still have a lot of work to do. Joe Weiss

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