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...
Interview with Inventor & Legend Ed Schweitzer

Interview with Inventor & Legend Ed Schweitzer

This podcast is the audio from my S4x20 Main Stage interview with electric sector and ICS legend Ed Schweitzer. He was the perfect person to interview related to the event theme: Create The Future in OT and ICS security. It’s a wide ranging and fun interview....
ICS Cyber Threat Perception: From Wave To Barbell

ICS Cyber Threat Perception: From Wave To Barbell

Cyber risk, and ICS cyber threat in particular, could be charted as a growing wave, with perceived risk increasing every year, about to crash … until the COVID-19 pandemic. The diagram below is from the Solarium report issued just last month, although the...
Podcast: Interview with Bryan Owen of OSIsoft

Podcast: Interview with Bryan Owen of OSIsoft

Winner of the 2020 Michael J. Assante ICS Security Lifetime Achievement Award Bryan and I were scheduled to go skiing prior to ICSJWG in Park City. With that squashed we decided to record a podcast instead. Bryan and I begin with what winning the Michael J. Assante...
20 Years Since My First SCADA Security Assessment

20 Years Since My First SCADA Security Assessment

April 2000 was my introduction to ICS. A water organization with a canal found the Digital Bond website, and asked if we could do a cybersecurity security assessment of their SCADA system. Being a consultant and owner of a struggling start-up, of course the answer was...