- Another acquisition by Industrial Defender. This time it is Teltone and their Gauntlet dial-up security solution for substations and other field sites. No numbers in the press release so hard to determine if this is a buy out or bail out. The IT security industry is littered with companies that tried to roll up a bunch of security companies and technologies and failed. Wouldn’t like this deal as a stock analyst, but loyal readers and listeners know I’m pessimistic on the control system security product market.
- A “computer failure” caused a traffic mess in Sydney, Australia. [hat tip: Darren McIntosh]. The computer was a necessary part of a rapid deluge system that extinguishes fires in a popular tunnel that 100K cars pass through daily. When the rapid deluge system is unavailable the tunnel must be cleared and closed. Evidently the backup computer failed as well causing the tunnel to be closed. No word yet on what caused the failures.
Finally we have three event agenda updates.
- The agenda for the SANS Security Security Summit – European Edition, Sept 8 – 9 in Amsterdam is out. Looks very similar to past Summits in the US, but great to see a big event in Europe where multiple data points have told me there has been an uptick in interest and activity in control system security.
- Joe Weiss has posted the agenda detail for WeissCon 2008, August 4 – 7 in the Chicago area. [Officially called the 2008 Applied Control Solutions – Control Systems Cyber Security Conference]. The agenda includes sessions analyzing recent cyber incidents and cyber security incidents that affected control systems.
- More details are available on the PCSF Annual Meeting, August 25 – 28 in the San Diego area. 39 different companies and organizations, including Digital Bond, are listed as presenting in the Day 2 – Solutions sessions so it looks like there will be multiple tracks.