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Co-Founder and Lead Software Engineer, Reliable Energy Analytics LLC

Dick Brooks is the inventor of patent 11,374,961: METHODS FOR VERIFICATION OF SOFTWARE OBJECT AUTHENTICITY AND INTEGRITY and the Software Assurance Guardian™ (SAG ™) Point Man™ (SAG-PM™) software...

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In 2017, Hackers used Triton, a specialized malware to compromise critical safety systems at Schneider Electric. The malware is still being used to target industrial systems. According to Israel Barak, CISO at Cybereason, ;most countries are still vulnerable to cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure because the systems are generally old and poorly patched. Power grids are interconnected and thus vulnerable to cascading failures.”

NIST and CISA are working overtime to provide the materials needed to satisfy Cybersecurity matters for Critical Infrastructure per the July 28, 2021 Cybersecurity Memorandum and Executive Order 14028. Even Congress is taking steps to address cybersecurity needs across critical infrastructure with legislation designed to improve cyber incident reporting and dissemination of this information, via CISA. This is vitally important work being performed by NIST and CISA, due to the inter-dependencies across all critical infrastructure

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