ICS Cybersecurity and the Winds of Change

I had the pleasure of attending the RSA conference in San Francisco last week along with the PAS Founder and CEO Eddie Habibi. One of the largest cybersecurity conferences on the planet, this year’s event attracted more than 45,000 attendees. What stood out this year? For the first time, the keynote focused on the potential consequences of an attack on critical Infrastructure (power, water, fuel) in a multimedia... Read more

Innovation Convergence: The Future is Now

I love hearing from tech leaders who live and work on the bleeding edge. Topics that the rest of us consider futuristic are addressed by tech pioneers in the context of here and now – just as necessary and commonplace as prioritizing your to-do list or choosing a restaurant for tonight’s dinner. At a technology law conference in Austin last week, leaders from companies like Tesla, Rackspace, and... Read more

Why Would You Use an IT Solution to Solve an OT Problem?

While automation technology has been around for decades, protecting control system assets from a set of very modern day threats is relatively new. In the face of growing risk, companies are challenged by continuously evolving best practices and standards. With this new territory, comes confusion (multiple standards, changing regulatory laws, hyped news stories) and often frustration (deciphering vendor claims and... Read more

Is Your House in Order?

A few weeks ago, an inspector visited my home as part of a refinance process. My family is good about home maintenance activities, but he did remind us to caulk and patch the exterior of our house each year. This preventative maintenance best practice protects our most valuable asset from the elements. This visit reminds me of another visit – one I recently made to a large power company. We talked at length about... Read more