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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Want something to feel good about as 2020 draws to a close? The impact of cyber attacks on ICS again this year, and every year since 2001, was very small. Extremely small. This includes financial impact, service impact, safety impact, environmental impact and any...read more
At S4x19, a detection vendor had one of their customers on the Sponsor Stage to sing the praises of the product. In a moment of candor, the asset owner said the detection vendor's product was fantastic ... but they never looked at their management system because they...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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. https://youtu.be/IyLgMQEap44 Two months later, COVID...read more
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. At a...read more
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PAS OPTICS Virtual ... Oct 27-28
Dale will keynote on the ICS Security Market & Integration With Enterprise Solutions.
Applied-Risk Nightwatch 2020 Virtual ... Nov 19
Dale will keynote on Adding Consequence To Your Risk Management Strategy.
Fortinet Secure OT 2020 Virtual ... Nov 23
Dale will keynote on Innovation Through Disruption.
S4x22 ... 25-27 Jan 2022 in Miami South Beach
Save the date. Big comeback event after one year off!
2020 Past Events
Hack The Capitol Virtual -
Led panel discussion on VC for ICS Security companies
OT-ISAC Virtual Keynote
ICSJWG Virtual Meeting
S4x20 in Miami South Beach