The December 2017 INSIDER has been released. The cover story, "Extreme Badness from Malware and Design Flaws Impact Industry" discusses the two cyber issues impacting the ICS community that surfaced in late December: the Triton Exploit and Spectre and Meltdown. The INSIDER has been discussing this for years, and your editor and Joe Weiss beat the drum for years at Control … [Read more...] about December 2017 INSIDER discusses cyber-badness
Walt Boyes' Blog
The staff of the INSIDER and Spitzer and Boyes LLC want to wish you all Happy Holidays, whichever tradition you follow. May your holidays be merry, and may your next year be better than this one. We hope your lives are filled with love and plenty, and your families be happy and secure. With All Our Best Wishes! … [Read more...] about Happy Holidays!
No, not Emerson Automation Solutions, it's Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions. It is automation, just not process. This is an example of the pervasiveness of automation, and how the Industrial Internet of Things can be applied to supply chain management, including preservation ing the cold chain. This is more important than it sounds. Here's a simple example. Years … [Read more...] about Emerson Acquires New Temperature Company
The late Bob Adamski didn't live to see his prediction from the early 2000s come true, but it has. Here are some of the reports: From FireEye, on 12/14/17: Attackers Deploy New ICS Attack Framework “TRITON” and Cause Operational Disruption to Critical Infrastructure And on 12/15, New TRITON ICS Malware is Bold and Important Bob and I, and Joe Weiss, have been continuously … [Read more...] about Major Cyber Attack on SIS Systems–and we told you so!
At the INSIDER we’ve been saying this for years. The adoption of even basic cyber security actions in the industrial space is very low. Many companies believe that they are “pretty safe” because they are relatively obscure. But I recall a conversation with the head of IT of a regional potato chip company about 7 or 8 years ago: “I never thought anybody would cyber attack us. We … [Read more...] about Nobody Is Doing Anything About Cyber Security