Today the DHS ICS-CERT announced that they would be holding a webinar on September 20th introducing version 8.0 of their Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET®). You can register for the free webinar on-line. Copies of CSET v8.0 will be available for free download on September 13th.
ICS-CERT describes CSET as “stand-alone desktop software that guides users through a step-by-step process to assess their control system and IT network security practices against recognized standards”.
Long-time readers of this blog will note that I have routinely commented on the poor way that ICS-CERT normally deals with upgrades of CSET. The upgrade to v7.1 earlier this year was the first upgrade that was actually announced in a timely manner on the ICS-CERT web site instead of waiting for the publication of the next ICS-CERT Monitor. To the best of my knowledge this will be the first time that ICS-CERT has conducted a public webinar on CSET. And it is certainly the first time that they have announced an upgrade in advance of publication.
If you have any sort of responsibility for the security of an industrial control system, it would probably be a good idea to sign up for this webinar. I certainly have.