SCADA, A PLC’s Story

Previous month I've been a speaker at the M0leCon Conference (Turin, Italy, 30 November) with a talk named:

SCADA, A PLC's Story

During the last few years, SCADA quickly gained the major news headlights with different frightening articles: from STUXNET to breaches like the electrical power supply grid in Ukraine (December 2015). Since SCADA systems are actively used across various industries (oil & gas, pharma, power plants, critical infrastructures) to perform critical operations on daily basis, SCADA security has also become...

State of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) in Italy

Industrial Control System, what are they?

TL;DR: In a nutshell, Industrial control systems (ICS) are “computers” (PLC) that control the world around you. They're responsible for managing the air conditioning in your office, the turbines at a power plant, the lighting at the theatre or the robots at a factory Industrial Control System (ICS) is a general term used to describe several types of control systems and associated instrumentation used for industrial process control. Such systems can range from a few modular panel-mounted...