Healthy Paranoia Show 9: Live and Let Scada

It’s time to be “shaken, not stirred” by the latest episode of Healthy Paranoia! You’ll have “the living daylights” scared out of you by Mrs. Y as she gathers a trio of experts to discuss SCADA and ICS  security issues.

Joining the Packetpushers in their underground lair:

As usual, you’ll hear the smooth vocal stylings of Ethan Banks, holder of a “license to kill” for bad engineering.james_bond_car

Show Notes:


SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition)

ICS (industrial control system) – SCADA is a type of ICS

CIP (critical infrastructure protection)

PLC (programmable logic controllers) – type of ICS

Smart Grid

Modbus protocol

References and Resources

Unsolicited Response podcast

Infracritical’s SCADA and CIP mailing lists

S4 Conference (great archives of past conferences!)

Scadapedia (excellent resource for everything SCADA)

NSA Perfect Citizen Program


Project Shine

Project Basecamp

SCADA Strangelove

SCADA in the cloud?!

Hackers breach heating system

Backdoor in ICS

Prisons and jails use SCADA systems with PLCs,

Scada Hackers

Hardware hacker Travis Goodspeed

*Special thanks to Joe Klein for contributing additional resources.

Mrs. Y
Mrs. Y is a recovering Unix engineer working in network security. Also the host of Healthy Paranoia and official nerd hunter. She likes long walks in hubsites, traveling to security conferences and spending time in the Bat Cave. Sincerely believes that every problem can be solved with a "for" loop. When not blogging or podcasting, can be found using up her 15 minutes in the Twittersphere or Google+ as @MrsYisWhy.
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