Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Electrical and Water Cyber security-- Time to innovate
During her NATO strategic concept speech, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton argued that "threats to our networks and infrastructure such as cyber attacks and energy disruptions" should be considered an Article 5 action, in which an attack on one is an attack on all.
The world is starting to realize the vulnerability of our automated and IT utility infrastructure. The future may very well hold a wave of infrastructure and control system modernization. Most of these systems will require a renewed and much more intense focus on data integrity, security, and control.
The DOE CIP has created a new Qualified IT Project Management designation for work on government IT projects for both government employees and contractors working as PMs. There is also a renewed focus on project management and PM certification. IT quality assurance and systems engineering are specifically called out.