Are We Four Lines of Python Away from Cybersecurity Trouble?

A USA Today reporter recently interviewed the guys who hacked the Jeep Cherokee last year. One of the white hats said something that was particularly distressing. He said that he wrote “four lines of python and owned [had access to] 1.4 million cars.” What gets me is not that he did it (he revealed their hack to Fiat/Chrysler before publishing), but that a hunk of metal traveling down the road at 60 or... Read more

When ICS Cybersecurity Gets Personal: The Risk of the Disgruntled Employee

In recent news, we’ve learned that a former Georgia-Pacific IT specialist is now facing prison time and significant fines following the cyber attack he waged upon his ex-employer – an attack which occurred just days after he was fired by the company. He caused disruption at the Port Hudson paper mill targeting the distributed control system (DCS) and quality control system for the machinery used to... Read more

Cybersecurity Road Trip

During the last two weeks, I had the privilege to speak on cybersecurity at two industry conferences, the ARC World Industry Forum and the SANS 11th Annual ICS Security Summit. While these represent two different audiences, the sessions and conversations were strikingly similar and I think reflective of how industry is viewing ICS cybersecurity. Here are some of the consistent themes:You must know what you have. Users and... Read more

Innovation Required: ExxonMobil Drives Revolutionary Change in ICS Industry

ExxonMobil’s Research and Engineering Company (EMRE) is demonstrating timely leadership through its initiative to re-architect the process automation platform. On January 14, 2016, EMRE announced the award of a research-phase contract to Lockheed Martin (LM) to champion the design of an open and secure next-gen architecture emulating the open avionics environment embraced by defense and aerospace industries... Read more

Aliens and Cybersecurity?

In 1964, Nickolai Kardashev proposed a classification system – the Kardashev Scale – for identifying how advanced a civilization is based on its ability to harness and use power. In this system, a Type I civilization has the ability to harness the sun’s energy that reaches Earth, a Type II has the ability to harness the entire power of the sun, and a Type III can harness the power of the galaxy. Other... Read more

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