SANS Industrial Control Systems Security Blog: Author - Derek Harp

4 Takeaways from the F&S CNI Cyber Security Report

The Frost & Sullivan research report on the global critical national infrastructure (CNI) cyber security market, coming out on the eve of the SANS European ICS Security Summit, highlights a number of key trends in this increasingly important field.


The GICSP: A Keystone Certification

There's a new whitepaper available in the SANS ICS Library, on the history and development of the premier ICS security certification, the GICSP. Contents cover why and how the GICSP was developed, how it differs from other ICS security credentials, and where the GICSP Steering Committee plans on taking it in the future. The SteerCom … Continue reading The GICSP: A Keystone Certification


Effective Assessment of ICS Infrastructure Cyber Risk

One of the largest challenges facing management in Engineering organizations today is how to effectively assess cyber risk on ICS infrastructure and make the appropriate investments in risk mitigation activities to manage this risk to as low as possible. Continue reading Effective Assessment of ICS Infrastructure Cyber Risk


The Rise of the Things #2

The Things at work After my October "The Rise of the Things" blog post, I found myself engaged in some discussion surrounding more examples (real or theoretical) of "things." There is no doubt it is getting tougher to differentiate as there is no universally agreed-upon bright line of division between categories like Internet of Things … Continue reading The Rise of the Things #2


The Rise of The Things!

As the saying goes - we do live in interesting times. We have smart "things" being connected to other "things" all around us, providing unparalleled access to new information and functions. Everywhere we go devices are communicating to us and about us. Cyber Security has always been a difficult beast to tackle. What does this … Continue reading The Rise of The Things!