June 1, 2012 —
Approximately 50 people from the military and various national security agencies met on May 30-31, 2012, at the National
Defense University (NDU) iCollege to advance the cyber security of control
systems at military and government facilities worldwide.
The meeting was convened by the Department of Defense (DoD) Under Secretary of Defense for Installations& Environments Office of Business Enterprise Integration, led by Mr.
Michael Aimone, PE. The focus of the meeting centered on a cross pollination of
efforts to secure the cyber components of industrial control, building
control, and electronic security systems, known collectively as Installation Platform Information Technology (I-PIT), that reside on
military installations and at other government locations.
Presentations included: Threat & vulnerability spectrum, research, education & training, control system certification & accreditation, and
device-up-through-regional level intrusion monitoring of control
networks. Participants worked together to produce templates drawn from the
National Institute of Science and Technology's Guide 800-53, "Recommended
Security Controls for Federal Information Systems" to be applied to
Thanks to Dr. John Saunders, Cyber Integration & Information Operations Department, NDU iCollege, for facilitating the meeting.