Thursday, June 3, 2010
Weiss ICS-Cyber Security Book
Late last night, Joe Weiss posted a notice on ControlGlobal.com that his new book on control system security was now available from the publisher. The book, Protecting Industrial Control Systems from Electronic Threats, according to the publisher, is designed to “help readers gain a better understanding of protecting ICSs [industrial control systems] from electronic threats”. Knowing Joe’s history, I would bet that ‘electronic threats’ would cover the whole gamut of threats from terrorist attacks, through criminal cyber hostage situations, to incompatible systems and human error. The Amazon.com web site today listed the book as ‘temporarily out-of-stock’ but they are still accepting orders and will ship (and bill) when the books become available. The publisher (Momentum Press) web site does not mention any shortage of the book and is actively soliciting orders for both the print and ‘electronic’ version of the book. I haven’t seen the book yet (no duh). When I get a chance to read it I will certainly let you know what I think. I suspect though, that I will recommend that anyone working in or around the security end of high-risk chemical facilities should get the book. There just isn’t enough information on ICS cyber security generally available to pass up anything written by someone as experienced as Weiss.