Author Archives: Chris Blask

Knowing Too Much

It has been said that Isaac Newton was the last person to know everything. For three centuries we have lived in a world where not even the most dedicate lifelong student is capable of consuming all available knowledge. We left … Continue reading

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Enough to Know

As we consider the construction of national and global situational awareness systems to secure our manifestly complex infrastructure we run into a range of hurdles. Several of the more critical hurdles relate to the scope of the datasets needed. How … Continue reading

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A Dearth of Public Data

On the topic of infrastructure cybersecurity it has long been a primary point of public discourse that the US federal government needs to find ways to share more information with the private sector. The basis of this argument is that … Continue reading

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Hammer Time… Forging the ICS-ISAC Situational Awareness Reference Architecture (SARA)

There are times for finesse and then there are times for blunt force. Determining which is which is often the defining characteristic of success in any endeavor. The ongoing efforts to address the cybersecurity risks and threats to industrial systems … Continue reading

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Building Trust Among Cyber Tribes

Enabling Yemen to Flourish in the International Community Though Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Workforce Development By: Chris Blask and David Alley Sixty thousand years ago, a small group crossed the shallow Red Sea at the Bab Al-Mandeb and began the human … Continue reading

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ICS-ISAC Response to NIST Framework RFI

“Developing a Framework to Improve Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” It is our position that maximum reduction of cyber risk to national critical infrastructure can only be achieved through improved operator control of industrial facilities and maximized knowledge sharing among involved parties. … Continue reading

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