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Assessing The Configuration Of Military installation Energy Control Systems Against Cyber Attacks

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Technical Support Specialist Noblis, Inc

Dr. Unger provides technical support to the Department of Defense’s Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program and Environmental Security Technology Certification Program...

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  • May 26, 2021

Get involved with this #cybersecurity blog! The #departmentofdefense has used multiple vendor platforms and disparate unpatched systems deployed over varying infrastructures with no standard cyber security management practices or protection mechanisms in place to prevent attacks. Consequently, Installation Energy and Water, ESTCP seeks to identify security weaknesses in critical military infrastructure and securing facilities against cyber-based threats.

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Steve Lindsay on May 27, 2021

Marvin, thanks for the blog and keeping a focus on energy cybersecurity.  One of the areas you highlight is the relative lack of security on energy control systems and I couldn't agree more.  We provide Identity and Access Management systems to the federal government and military (the PIV and CAC card systems).  We believe that adding strong authentication to these energy control systems is a necessary component of their security.  This can be incorporated with existing technology that the military and their contractors already have. Please feel free to reach out if you would like to do a proof of concept or pilot program.


Steve Lindsay  

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Marvin Unger on May 27, 2021

Hi Steve: Thank you for your interest! ESTCP regularly funds development of innovative technologies such as one you describe. I suggest you fit our web page (SERDP-ESTCP.ORG) and consider the funding opportunities available under Installation Energy and Water.

Go for it!

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