Podcast: Matt Wyckhouse of FiniteState

Podcast: Matt Wyckhouse of FiniteState

I interview Matt Wyckhouse, Founder and CEO of Finite State. They have a solution that tests ICS firmware to help with supply chain issues. We talk about starting a company, VC’s, firmware testing and business models.

No Limits: More Than Moving To Remote and Virtual

No Limits: More Than Moving To Remote and Virtual

This January in Miami South Beach I announced the theme of S4x21 the following January: No Limits! We selected No Limits because our plan was to rethink every element of the event, unrestricted by what we did in the past or conference norms, AND we were going to place...
ICS Security – Month In Review – May

ICS Security – Month In Review – May

I’ve been wanting to start adding a month in review episode to the Unsolicited Response podcast ever since I became a fan of the Pivot podcast. Have a looser conversation on the stories of the month and then predictions, wins and fails with someone in the ICS...
ICS Detection Market Q2 Update

ICS Detection Market Q2 Update

Part 2: Acquirers, Enterprise Vendors and Tier 3 See Part 1: COVID 19 Impact, Tier 2 and Tier 1 Analysis, and Valuation First the updated chart and then the analysis below. You will see big changes in Tiers 2 & 3. Funding data comes from Crunchbase. Acquirers and...
ICS Detection Market Q2 Update

ICS Detection Market Q2 Update

Part 1 – COVID 19 Impact, Tier 2 and Tier 1 Analysis, and Valuation My previous ICS Detection Market Update was in November, 2019. A lot has changed. Part 2 next week will include analysis of the acquirers, enterprise vendors and Tier 3. As always, huge respect...
Operations Has More Mass And More Unbalanced Force

Operations Has More Mass And More Unbalanced Force

IT Security May Be Harder To Change My article two weeks ago, Isaac Newton, Inertia and OT Security, discussed that OT Security / Operations inertia and IT security inertia was preventing progress in securing ICS, and how COVID-19 could be an unbalanced force to...
Podcast: S4x20 Closing Panel

Podcast: S4x20 Closing Panel

Ralph Langner of Langner, Inc. and Zach Tudor of INL join me on the S4x20 Closing Panel. This is always one of the most fun and highly rated session at S4. https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/unsolicitedresponse/2020-11_S4x21_Closing_Panel.mp3 We cover a lot of ground...
The Back Door Is Irrelevant If The Front Door Is Open

The Back Door Is Irrelevant If The Front Door Is Open

No Insecure By Design ICS Should Be Pre-Qualified On May 1st President Trump issued an Executive Order On Securing the United States Bulk-Power System. This Executive Order could create a list of pre-qualified ICS equipment and vendors, as noted in the excerpt...
Isaac Newton, Inertia and OT Security

Isaac Newton, Inertia and OT Security

Isaac Newton’s First Law of Motion: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. And his second law of motion states that acceleration of an object...