From: Digital Bond’s SCADA Security Portal – Friday News & Notes

Posted on 2013/03/31


a quick re-post from Digital Bond's SCADA Security Portal http://www.digitalbond.com/blog/2013/03/29/friday-news-notes-69/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+digitalbond%2FoLPM+%28Digital+Bond%29

Friday News & Notes by Dale Peterson

SCADA Security NewsA NATO research team of experts has determined that Stuxnet was an act of war. “Acts that kill or injure persons or destroy or damage objects are unambiguously uses of force.” The use of force is only allowed in self-defense.

Want to weigh in on how government incentives can help ICS cyber security? Here is your chance.

Japan and US are going to hold “their first comprehensive dialogue on cybersecurity in Tokyo in May“.

As more control centers are running in a virtualized environment, yes this actually happening and quite successfully, it’s important to harden the security of your virtualization solution. VMware just released the latest vSphere Hardening Guide.

A new book is out that collects writings from a variety of authors – Handbook of SCADA / Control Systems Security. It’s currently on backorder at Amazon. And Applied Cyber Security and The Smart Grid by Eric Knapp / Raj Samani is shipping. My copy is due to arrive any day now.

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued the report: DHS List of Priority Assets Needs To Be Validated And Reported To Congress. The report title describes the two recommendations in the report. Prioritization, and then building programs around that prioritization, is required for any government to make process on ICS cyber security. ICS is everywhere, and the impact of compromise varies greatly. Perhaps we shouldn’t get all worked up by a municipal water pump failure.

Tweet of the Week

RT @PatrickCMiller: Cyberattack Downing Entire Internet Is Unlikely http://t.co/ZVWfPUaptF <–Nuclear war is unlikely,but we prep against it

@sintixerr

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