Industrial Control Systems


The Difference Between ICS/DCS and SCADA Security

August 20, 2012

Anthony M. Freed, from Infosec Island met up with James Arlen at the 2012 BlackHat Conference in Las Vegas to learn more about the differences between the two systems, how people view them, how to differentiate between the two, and what needs to happen in order for people and businesses to stay safe...

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DefCon: Dan Tentler Discusses the Power of Shodan

August 02, 2012

Everyone knows routers, switches and servers are connected to the internet - but what else is out there? Has anybody even looked? Some of Dan's Shodan findings were pretty surprising, and these discoveries are an excellent metric for identifying how successful our security campaigns as an industry are...

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BSidesLV 2012: Termineter Framework and Smart Meter Testing

July 31, 2012

The "Power Grid" is a growing topic in the security industry and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a topic that hasn't been discussed to its full potential. Spencer's presentation discussed the types of vulnerabilities found in Smart Meters, and gave examples from real world assessments he conducted...

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LIGHTS: Addressing Cybersecurity for Smaller Facilities

April 26, 2012

Watch the roundtable launch of the LIGHTS program from April 24. LIGHTS Chair Chris Blask opens with a presentation on major issues facing industrial facilities, then is joined by Energysec's Steve Parker, Joel Langill a.k.a. SCADAHacker, and AWWA's Kevin Morley and Gary Sturdavan...

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Video: Cyber Security for Smart Energy Systems

April 09, 2012

Chris Wysopal discusses why it is so important to the power grid to write secure code for software, how computer intrusion methods have changed in over past two decades, the impact of data breaches on modern organizations, and the necessity for thorough testing prior to launch...

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BSidesSF: Amol Sarwate on SCADA Security Challenges

February 27, 2012

Amol Sarwate examined how SCADA security and advance persistent threats have now taken center stage. While the industry has some success in dealing with IT security, when it comes to industrial control systems or SCADA systems, it still has enormous challenges...

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