SANS Industrial Control Systems Security Blog

One CIP, Two CIP, Red CIP, Blue CIP

This blog was written by - Tim Conway with contributions, edits, and research from Ted Gutierrez and Kevin Perry Looking at the Ukraine cyber-attacks through the various lenses of NERC CIP Following the cyber-attacks which impacted the Ukrainian electric system on December 23, 2015 there were a number of public statements and discussions asking … Continue reading One CIP, Two CIP, Red CIP, Blue CIP


Pictures and Theories May Help, but Data Will Set Us Free

This blog post was written by Tim Conway SANS Technical Director - ICS/SCADA Programs. In reviewing the open source information available on the most recent Ukraine activity, I have seen numerous references to either a device failure or a cyber-attack as being the leading theories behind the recent electric system event. As the asset owner … Continue reading Pictures and Theories May Help, but Data Will Set Us Free


How do you say Ground Hog Day in Ukrainian?

This post was written by Michael J. Assante, SANS ICS/SCADA Lead and Tim Conway SANS Technical Director - ICS/SCADA Programs. Around this same time last year, as many of us were preparing to enjoy our winter holidays with family and friends, exchanging gifts and eating entirely too much food, the cybersecurity community began learning of … Continue reading How do you say Ground Hog Day in Ukrainian?


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