A False Sense of SecurityThursday, June 21, 2012
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About 5 years ago I was sitting around a big table in a conference room at a major LNG terminal. Outside the window I could see a big city harbor filled with boats, bridges, sky scrapers and approximately 5 million people. I could also see two huge LNG storage tanks that, I was told, had the hazard potential to form a vapor cloud that could cover the harbor and, under the right conditions, could burn and explode.
I was brought to the facility by a control system integrator who had been working onsite and had concerns about the cyber security of the control and safety systems and the potential risk that it represented. They wanted me to discuss options…