Presidential Executive Order 13920 was not due to a malware event - recent and upcoming events will discuss the event
- Jun 24, 2020 1:02 pm GMT
There continues to be a lack of understanding about control system cyber security. What’s worse, there is a growing schism between network security/threat analysts and electrical, mechanical, control system, safety and other domain system engineers. This gap was laid bare in dozens of recent blogs discussing Presidential Executive Order 13920. It should be noted this is not just a US electric utility issue but is international in scope and affects industries beyond just electric.
Presidential Executive Order 13920 was not the result of a malware cyber event. Rather, it was the result of hardware backdoors that could not be detected by network security’s overly narrow focus on Ethernet and IP protocols. Network security’s narrow focus overlooks cyber attacks that take place beyond the focus on Ethernet and IP protocols, such as sensors, serial data streams, and protocols that are neither Ethernet or IP.
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