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...

Podcast: Tenable’s OT Strategy with Marty Edwards

Marty Edwards has worked for an ICS asset owner, INL, DHS, ISA and late last year he made the move to a security product vendor, Tenable. This happened at the same time that Tenable acquired Indegy for $78M, indicating they are serious about OT security space. I talk...

ICS Consequence Reduction Off-Site Exercise

Something Your Team Can Do During This April Work From Home Time Many asset owners have the minimal staff on site required to continue ICS-related operations, and have put projects on hold until the full staff can return. Which means those non-essential are working...

More Engineers, Fewer Operators in ICS Future

It’s a good time for some future casting to break the focus on the dismal present. The history of automation, in ICS and elsewhere, has been about reducing the number of people it takes to accomplish a task. It is amazing to see how a handful of people can...