ICS Breaches Will Happen

ICS Breaches Will Happen

Focus on Recovery and Resilience in 2021 We, the ICS security community and asset owners, need to grow up in 2021. There is near hysteria whenever there is an actual, potential or mythical breach of an ICS, regardless of the impact. And this is in an environment where...

Podcast: December Month In Review

Eric Byres, CEO of aDolus and of Tofino fame, and I discuss the top three stories from December 2020 and give a Win, Fail and Prediction. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/unsolicitedresponse/21-1_December.mp3 Topics: The Solarwinds hackDragos raising $110M in venture...
2020 Predictions – Right, Wrong & Pending

2020 Predictions – Right, Wrong & Pending

I made a number of predictions in 2020, some overlapping, in both my coverage of the detection market and as a feature of the monthly ICS security month in review episodes of the Unsolicited Response podcast. The predictions help with my analysis and hopefully...
ICS Detection Market Analysis – Part 2

ICS Detection Market Analysis – Part 2

Since I began seriously covering the ICS Detection Space in 2016, the products were quite similar. They passively listened on switch span ports and taps to: create an asset inventory (and provide vulnerability management but not asset management)detect attacks...
ICS Detection Market – Part 1

ICS Detection Market – Part 1

Part 1 looks at some of the major changes in the competitors focused primarily on the ICS detection market since the May update. Part 2 comes out next Tuesday and will map out where the competitors stand relative to each other and be a major change to the Tiers...
Security Outcomes in ICS

Security Outcomes in ICS

Cisco recently published their 2021 Security Outcomes Study. It is worth a close look. Not so much for the results and conclusions applicable to the enterprise, but the methodology is worth adopting for the ICS environment. It would be great if ARC or someone...

Grateful To Be In ICS Security

Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers. There is much to be thankful for if you are in the ICS security community. In my S4x20 keynote this past January, I contended that this is a great time to be in ICS security. Two months later, COVID shook the world. I know many of...
Chris Krebs Firing Changes What?

Chris Krebs Firing Changes What?

Is It Time To Change Mission, Or At Least Expectations, For DHS? President Trump’s firing of CISA Director Chris Krebs on Tuesday served no purpose except for petty vengeance. In just over two months he would not have to deal with Chris or any other appointees....