An Operator Turing Test

An Operator Turing Test

Proposal: A small group in the ICS world develop a test to determine if a “machine” can be trained from only historian data to perform as good (indistinguishable) or better than a representative Operator. In 1950 Alan Turing wrote an article on what...
Are Your ICS Security Patching Plans Realistic?

Are Your ICS Security Patching Plans Realistic?

An interesting and potentially important technical paper was published near the year end holidays and didn’t get the attention it deserved: Vulnerability Forecasting: In Theory and Practice by √Čireann Leverett, Matilda Rhode and Adam Wedgbury of...
How To Be An OT Visionary

How To Be An OT Visionary

It really is quite simple to be an OT Visionary. Look at what is happening and working in IT / the enterprisePredict that this same technology and approach will be used in OTBe prepared to be called crazy and told it will never work in OT / ICSFive years later have it...
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...