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Unsolicited Response Podcast

Apr 15, 2021

Rapid 7 recently made a "Strategic Investment" in SCADAfence's $12M B round and announced integration with the SCADAfence product. Dale Peterson interviews Justin Prince of Rapid 7 on their OT vision, what the integration will and won't do, where the Rapid 7 solution will sit, and future product directions. You can use...


Apr 6, 2021

Three answers.

1. Women

Women represent 51% of the population and 57% of the college graduates in the US. They comprise less than 10% of the OT Security workforce. 

Solving the problem could be as simple as adding women to the OT Security workforce until they reach close to their population percentage. Encouraging and...


Mar 30, 2021

Part 1: Awareness of Purdue Level 0 and 1 (In)Security

Part 2: Properly Prioritizing Level 0 and Level 1 Security

In this third and final article in my Level 0 / Level 1 security series the focus is on the appropriate security controls.

Sensors and Sensor Data

The security concern with sensors is that the sensor data...


Mar 9, 2021

If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
Will Rogers

The large amount of insecure legacy ICS and long ICS lifetimes mean we will need to live with this security risk for years / decades. We can argue about how long it should take to replace the deployed insecure-by-design ICS, but there is no disagreement that it...


Mar 2, 2021

I recently stumbled upon a McKinsey article from October 2019 that more elegantly, in McKinsey speak, made the argument against "cyber hygiene" than I do.