Unsolicited Response Podcast

Unsolicited Response Podcast

Dale Peterson interviews the innovators in ICS / SCADA cyber security as well as the top talent in related fields. It is the podcast for those who want more information similar to what is presented at the annual S4 event each January in Miami South Beach.... Show More

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February 25, 2021 63 min

This was a very revealing panel on how the VC world is viewing the ICS security space. Many strong statements and feelings about where we are and what the future will be. 

The VC's were Bob Ackerman of AllegisCyber and Sameer Reddy of Energy Impact Partners. Both funds are active in the ICS security space.

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Hack The Capitol

AllegisCyber

Energy Impact Partners

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Dale's weekly article published on 23 Feb 2022. He dives into why it is so difficult to value these companies, and the disconnect between any value investing analysis and the actual, what someone will pay, market valuation.

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February 22, 2021 24 min

Total Power by Kyle Mills is a story about a successful cyber/physical attack on the US electric grid, the impact of a prolonged outage, and the effort to bring the power back and catch the bad guys. What impressed me most about the fun read is it pulled some key facts out of the mountain of grid-hacking FUD so that it was much more plausible than a typical work of fiction, and much reporting.

I couldn't get the author on, but ...

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February 18, 2021 69 min

This week's Unsolicited Response Show focuses on the issue that women are vastly underrepresented in ICS security and what we need to do to change this both in numbers and career paths and prospects. Kelly Jackson Higgins joins me to co-host this episode, and we have great guests including:

  • Kristin Demoranville
  • MJ Emanuel
  • Najo Ifield
  • Najla Lindsey
  • Megan Samford
  • We've seen lots of progress and growth in the women in ICS communit...

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    Chapter 2 of Nicole Perlroth's new book was a dinner at S4x13 that I hosted. This article is my recollection of that dinner.

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    February 11, 2021 58 min

    The ICS security product vendors tend to focus on a product segment, firewall, data-diode, detection, ..., Bayshore Networks is unique in that they have the closest thing to a full line of ICS security products. This is being grown further with their recent acquisition of GE's OpShield technology.

    Dale Peterson talks with CEO Kevin Senator about the strategy, individual product segments, and why GE and Bayshore did this detail....

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    February 9, 2021 65 min

    Dale Peterson interviews authors Andrew Bochman and Sarah Freemen of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) about their just published book Countering Cyber Sabotage - Introducing Consequence-driven, Cyber-informed Engineering (CCE).

    The CCE methodology has been discussed by the INL team for over two years to great interest in the ICS security community. Now there is a book that describes it in some of the detail the industry was craving.

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    I missed recording my weekly article last week so this episode includes the articles from Jan 28th and Feb 4th.


    Tweet Me! @digitalbond
    Friday Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/f53b1c8c2da0/friday

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    February 2, 2021 50 min

    One of my favorite interviews is with founders who have persevered to build companies over decades. This one is with Eddie Habibi, the founder of PAS. 

    We go over his 27 year journey to uncover some of the lessons learned and how he sees the future of ICS security.

    Links:

    PAS Web Site

    Hexagon Acquisition Press Release

    S4x21 Charity Water Campaign

    S4x20 Video

    The Detection Market

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    January 26, 2021 53 min

    The ZDI team brought Pwn2Own to ICS with Pwn2Own Miami at S4x20. They awarded almost $300K to researchers who were able to find and exploit 0day vulnerabilities in important ICS applications. Applications such as HMI and EWS from Rockwell Automation and Schneider Electric, OPC UA, TMW's DNP3 stack and more.

    In this episode I talk with Brian Gorenc and Abdul-Aziz Hariri about the competition. Why they do it? What it achieves? An...

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    A new technical paper forecasting vulnerabilities should help you answer this question.

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    Dale and Corey discuss the value of a normalized, taxonomized approach to SIEM, which Dr. Anton Chuvakin has famously claimed is doom to fail. Corey is sympathetic to this view and tries to explain it to Dale.

    The alternative is gathering and creating a data lake with more log data and pcaps that can be used by threat hunters and customized rules.

    The conversation continues with what types of integration would be helpful between th...

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    January 14, 2021 4 min

    An audio version of my weekly article

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    January 7, 2021 6 min

    My weekly article published on 7 January 2020.

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    January 6, 2021 43 min

    Eric Byres, CEO of aDolus and of Tofino fame, and I discuss the top three stories from December 2020 and give a Win, Fail and Prediction.

    Topics:
  • The Solarwinds hack
  • Dragos raising $110M in venture funding
  • The minimal number and damage from cyber attacks on ICS in 2020
  • Tweet Me! @digitalbond
    Friday Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/f53b1c8c2da0/friday

     

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    This is the audio recording of Dale Peterson's weekly article published on 31 Dec 2020.

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    December 24, 2020 1 min

    This is the audio recording of Dale Peterson's weekly article published on 24 Dec 2020.

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    December 15, 2020 11 min

    The ICS detection market no longer fits into neat tiers because acquisitions and fragmentation of the product has split the neat category. In this podcast I talk about the main categories and possible acquirers of the remaining pure play ICS detection companies.

    This is a bonus article published on 14 December 2020 and Part 2 of my analysis.

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    Friday Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/f53b1c8c2da0/friday

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    Dale Peterson publishes his analysis of the ICS Detection Market about every six months. In Part 1, he analyzes Dragos, Nozomi and Claroty and other vendors primarily focused on the ICS detection market. 

    From Dale's weekly article published on 10 Dec 2020.

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    November 30, 2020 55 min

    Dale Peterson and Bryan Owen go over the three big stories of the month plus their win, fail and prediction.

    Story 1: Chris Krebs Firing and It's Impact On ICS Security (mainly Bryan's views as Dale has written and spoken on this. (at 1:30)

    Story 2: Hexagon Acquires PAS (at 12:45)

    Story 3: SBOM Proof of Concept in the Electric Sector. (at 25:15)

    Wins, Fails and Predictions (at 43:00)

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    Jumping The Hurdles: Moving Women...

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