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The "Industrial" Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet Consortium

by Earl Perkins  |  March 28, 2014

In my previous blog I took some time to explain the differences between what Gartner has referred to as operational technology (OT) systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). The...

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Yes, Virginia, there are single points of failure

by Jay Heiser  |  May 30, 2011

The Commonwealth of Virginia has recently announced that they have settled up with their service provider, Northrup Grumman, over an incident last year that apparently brought down 3/4 of state...

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Diversity is nature's way of managing portfolio risk

by Jay Heiser  |  May 9, 2011

Is it really possible that a single attack can simultaneously impact 100,000,000 people?  Multi-tenancy truly gives new significance to old concerns about monoculture risk. The IT security community has long...

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Is 'the cloud' part of our critical infrastructure?

by Jay Heiser  |  February 10, 2011

Mark Twain’s fictional detective Pudd’nhead Wilson suggested “Put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket!” Concentration creates opportunities for leverage, for both defenders and attackers.  The decision...

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Hypothetical attacks arrive in their own sweet time

by Jay Heiser  |  October 1, 2010

In the mid-90s, I attended a conference on the topic of infosec and the utility industry. The agenda consisted of a string of power company CIOs who all got up...

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Impact of the Fiscal Squeeze on your City affects your banks' BCP...

by Kristin Moyer  |  March 10, 2009

Rick DeLotto here again—and I have got to stop watching the morning news.   Here in the US—and maybe in a lot of places-- the chances are very good that...

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