Happy New Year to all our loyal blog readers.
- Rep. Dan Lungren (California), will be the next chairman of the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies (Formerly – Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology). He will be a major player on ICS security legislation in the next two years.
- Tripwire has a useful video interview series with Patrick Miller of EnergySec. It covers NERC CIP, smart grid and Stuxnet. Skip part 1 and maybe part 4.
- Trying to understand the December NERC fines. Many are non-CIP, which is to be expected, but the majority of the CIP violations are related to CIP-004-1? We will dig into this in the new year.
- The Repository of Industrial Security Incidents [RISI] has a sale on membership now. It still seems a bit pricey for the info, but it is the best publicly available set of info on the market.
- Frost & Sullivan estimates the World SCADA Market at $4,584.5 million in 2009 and estimates this to reach $6,902.4 million in 2016. Growth rate isn’t great, but at least it is positive for those making their livings in ICS.
- DHS Secretary Napolitano highlights DHS’s major accomplishments in the past year. There is a paragraph on “safeguard and secure cyberspace”. Stop, Think, Connect awareness program is a major accomplishment? Cyberstorm III? If you ever get the chance buy a Cyberstorm participant a drink and ask them privately what they think of Cyberstorm I, II and III.