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Unsolicited Response Podcast

Jul 17, 2019

In this episode of the Unsolicited Response Podcast I interview Megan Samford and Rick Cherney of Rockwell Automation.

We cover two main topics. First, we discuss how they are dealing with vulnerabilities reported to them by researchers and other means. We focus on how this has progressed over the years as well as how vendors could provide more useful vulnerability and remediation information to their customers.

Second we discuss the Rockwell Automation getting past the Insecure By Design issue that has plagued the Level 1 / PLC devices. Most notably the signed firmware and ICS protocol security in CIP Security. We also delve into the challenges of getting CIP Security deployed in both green field and legacy systems.

I begin the podcast with a brief tribute to Mike Assante's unique skills and how they helped the ICS security effort. They pale in importance to the tributes of Mike as a father, friend and mentor, but nevertheless were impressive and hopefully some can pick up the load.



This episode was sponsored by CyberX. Founded by military cyber experts with nation-state expertise defending critical infrastructure, CyberX has developed an end-to-end platform for continuous ICS threat monitoring and risk mitigation.

This episode was sponsored by aeSolutions. aeSolutions is an engineering and consulting company specializing in process safety and industrial cybersecurity. aeSolutions has pioneered the CyberPHA methodology which is a proven method to assess industrial control system (ICS) cybersecurity risk leveraging well established process safety techniques.