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Patrick Coyle
Chemist, writer, trainer
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S 174 Introduced – Energy Sector Security
Last month Sen. King (I-ME) introduced S 174, the Securing
Energy Infrastructure Act. This bill is the same as the reported
version of S 79 that was introduced in the 115 th Congress (and actually dates back to S
3018 from the 144 th ). It calls for and fin...
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Public ICS Disclosures – Week of 01-26-19
Tenable published a report on three
vulnerabilities in the LabKey Server Community medical data collaboration tool.
LabKey has produced a new version that mitigates the vulnerabilities. There is
no indication that Tenable has verified the efficacy of the fi...
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OMB Approves TSA Pipeline Security Assessment ICR Revision
Yesterday the OMB’s Office of Information and Regulatory
Affairs (OIRA) announced that it had approved ‘without change’ a recent
revision of the TSA’s information collection request for ‘Critical Facility
Information of the Top 100 Most Critical Pipelines’ ...
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Bills Introduced – 01-31-19
Yesterday with the Senate in full session and the House
meeting in pro forma session there were 49 bills introduced. Two of these bills
will receive future mention in this blog: S
300 A bill to require the Secretary of Energy to carry out a program
relating...
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Two Advisories and Two Updates Published – 01-31-19
Today the DHS NCCIC-ICS published two control system
security advisories for products from Schneider and IDenticard. They also
updated two previously published advisories for products from Omron and Siemens Schneider Advisory This advisory describes three v...
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HR 542 Introduced – Urban Security Lab
Earlier this month Rep. Rice (D,NY) introduced HR 542, the Supporting
Research and Development for First Responders Act. The bill would authorize the
current DHS National Urban Security Technology Laboratory (NUSTL). This is essentially
the same bill as HR ...
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EPA Sends TSCA Reporting NPRM to OMB
Yesterday the EPA sent a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to the OMB’s Office of Information and
Regulatory Repairs (OIRA) for review. The NPRM would address changes to the
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Data Reporting requirements under
s...
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Bills Introduced – 01-29-19
Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session there
were 58 bills introduced. One of these will receive additional mention in this
blog: HR
851 To reinstate requirements pertaining to electronically controlled
pneumatic brake systems on high-hazard fl...
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5 Advisories Published – 01-29-19
Today the DHS NCCIC-ICS published three control system
security advisories for products from AVEVA, Mitsubishi, and Yokogawa. They
also published two medical device security advisories for products from BD and
Stryker. AVEVA Advisory This advisory describes...
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HR 327 Introduced – Data Breach Arbitration
Earlier this month Rep. Lieu (D,CA) introduced HR 327, the Ending
Forced Arbitration for Victims of Data Breaches Act of 2019. The bill would
make mandatory arbitration agreements unenforceable for ‘security breaches’. Arbitration Agreements Section 2 of th...
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