17. January 2016 · Comments Off on DHS calls on Silicon Valley to help secure the IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Department of Homeland Security wants Silicon Valley’s help defending the nation from cyber threats and issued the first call for help: securing the Internet of Things.Using the more flexible Other Transaction Solicitation funding method, DHS released the first request for proposals in its Silicon Valley Office Innovation Program asking vendors to chime in on new ideas to secure the ever-expanding list of devices and appliances connected to the Internet and the critical systems they’re being connected to.

Source: DHS calls on Silicon Valley to help secure the IoT

28. September 2015 · Comments Off on Protecting the Internet of Things and living in Smart Cities · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Last week both the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security warned of risks associated with the emerging Internet of Things. The term IoT often refers to devices that are readable, recognizable, locatable, and controllable via the Internet. Gartner estimates there will be around 26 billion networked devices on the Internet of Things by 2020. Certainly, there are many risks inherent with so many objects connected to networks, but there are also many smart technologies that can enhance security and DHS’s mission to protect the nation.

Source: Protecting the Internet of Things and living in Smart Cities

30. September 2013 · Comments Off on A novel approach to grid cybersecurity awareness · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Not long ago I was in a meeting with the CIO of a large electric utility and when I inquired as to the cybersecurity awareness of the board of directors, was told it had recently skyrocketed.

Why the sudden shift I asked? Had the company just endured a serious and/or highly public breach? Nope, things had been mercifully static on that front. A classified threat briefing by DHS? No, not that either. Well, what was it then?

via Smart Grid: A novel approach to grid cybersecurity awareness.

24. September 2013 · Comments Off on A Novel Approach to Grid Cybersecurity Awareness · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Not long ago I was in a meeting with the CIO of a large electric utility and when I inquired as to the cybersecurity awareness of the board of directors, was told it had recently skyrocketed.

Why the sudden shift I asked?  Had the company just endured a serious and/or highly public breach? Nope, things had been mercifully static on that front. A classified threat briefing by DHS? No, not that either. Well, what was it then?

via The Smart Grid Security Blog: A Novel Approach to Grid Cybersecurity Awareness.

26. November 2012 · Comments Off on Is the Smart Grid a Homeland Security Problem? · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Last week I had the privilege of being on a IEEE/Department of Homeland Security (DHS) panel discussing the topic: Smart Grid: A Homeland Security Problem or Not? Talk about a title that begs the question.

My sharp co-panelists hailed from DHS, the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), MIT, the University of Vermont and MITRE, and we were masterfully moderated by Emily Frye, also of MITRE.

via The Smart Grid Security Blog: Is the Smart Grid a Homeland Security Problem?.