US Congress holds hearings on SCADA security...

Oct. 18, 2005
from SANS NewsBites: SANS NewsBites Vol. 7 Num. 45 http://www.sans.org HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS SECURITY --US House of Representatives Holds Joint Hearing on SCADA System Vulnerabilities (October 18 2005) The Homeland Security Committee of the US House of Representatives is holding a joint hearing (of two Subcommittees) on vulnerabilities in SCADA systems this afternoon (October 18). SANS Director of Research, Alan Paller, has been invited to testify along with Andy Purdy...
from SANS NewsBites: SANS NewsBites Vol. 7 Num. 45 http://www.sans.org HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENT SYSTEMS SECURITY --US House of Representatives Holds Joint Hearing on SCADA System Vulnerabilities (October 18 2005) The Homeland Security Committee of the US House of Representatives is holding a joint hearing (of two Subcommittees) on vulnerabilities in SCADA systems this afternoon (October 18). SANS Director of Research, Alan Paller, has been invited to testify along with Andy Purdy from the Department of Homeland Security, representatives of Sandia and Idaho National Labs and Bill Rush of the Gas Technology Institute. The testimony will illuminate the significant threat to electric power and other critical industries that unprotected SCADA and other digital control systems pose. http://homeland.house.gov/release.cfm?id=420 SANS (Paller) Testimony: http://www.sans.org/info/901 GAO Report on the growing SCADA threat: http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d04354.pdf [Editor's Note (Paller): Critical infrastructure asset owners and technology suppliers engaged in SCADA or DCS security should keep track of the SCADA Security Summit, being arranged by private asset owners and researchers and British and US government agency personnel. The goal is to find the technologies that actually work and develop consensus procurement language that will allow buyers of SCADA equipment to ensure their suppliers are delivering the most secure systems possible. Send an email to [email protected] with the subject SCADA Summit (and your name and company and role in SCADA security) and we'll send you the early information about the Summit.]

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