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Recently, Joe Weiss via his ‘Unfettered’ blog posted about an experience he had with IT scans in a utility environment. To summarize, the IT department of a utility port scanned a series of NERC CIP related substations and ended up crashing a service responsible for protection mechanisms. There is some confusion about whether or not the OT group had knowledge of the scans (Joe says “no notification was given”, but the next… Read More

Michael Toecker, PE of Context Industrial Security will be a panelist at the upcoming January 27th Infragard Meeting for the St. Louis chapter. InfraGard is a non-profit organization serving as a public-private partnership between security based businesses and the FBI. The panel, entitled “Securing Critical Infrastructure,” is intended to discuss the consequences and solutions associated with cyber security of critical infrastructure systems. Toecker and the other panelists will discuss their views and… Read More