Friday, January 11, 2008

Not SCADA, But Close Enough

While I previously bemoaned Hoff's comments on SCADA his post on train control system hacking is on target. And arguing whether something is SCADA is pointless potato/patato exercise unless you are Joe Weiss (or in the UK, where it does rhyme with patato.)

For me this issue is whether some non-physical-layer electronic attack (I consider jamming a physical-layer attack) against COTS components can effectively used to alter some physical system.

That could be a building control system, that could be rail control system, that could be IP video surveillance and card readers, that could be hacking a food manufacturer to stamp to incorrect expiration date on a bottle of beer.

It's all good. It's all in scope for the FUD game.

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