October 2011

SCADA Cyber Security Problems – Just How Common are the Programming Errors?

The discovery of SCADA-security issues by Luigi Auriemma and Siemens PLC weaknesses by NSSLabs this year is interesting from a software-engineering point of view.

SCADA Security and the Broken Business Model for Software Testing

Recently Rob Hulsebos wrote an article for this blog where he raised the perennial problem of programming errors contributing to security vulnerability. I have a newsflash for you - this isn’t new. It may be a new concept to some in the world of Industrial Control Systems, but it’s been a problem for software engineers since about 5 seconds after the first ever program successfully compiled.