Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Nonprofit for collecting info on SCADA & PCS security incidents

The Risks Digest has an item that refers to Stephanie Neil's article in "Managing Automation", 12 Sep 2009 that discusses the http://www.securityincidents.org, "a newly formed non-profit group that provides public access to its Repository of Industrial Security Incidents (RISI)". This group is targeted towards SCADA and process control security incidents that occur in many systems, including Cyber-Physical Systems.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation FY10 Information

The NSF announced: Information for the research community in advance of release of the FY10 solicitation for Cyber-enabled Discovery and Innovation (CDI).

The NSF website says:

It is anticipated that an official solicitation for the FY 2010 CDI competition will be posted in the coming weeks. For the information of the research community, the following statements highlight important items and expected changes from the previous FY 2009 solicitation. This is subject to change until the FY 2010 solicitation is officially approved and posted.

  • No Type III: As in FY 2009, there will be no Type III competition in FY 2010.
  • No pre-proposals: Preliminary proposals will be eliminated – PIs will be asked to submit full proposals only.
  • Deadlines: Type I and Type II will continue to be independent competitions in FY 2010. The new deadlines will be February 4, 2010, for Type I full proposals and February 5, 2010, for Type II full proposals.
  • The paragraphs on societal impact of CDI, in the synopsis and description sections, will be expanded to address national grand challenges and presidential initiatives (e.g., see http://www.ostp.gov/galleries/press_release_files/Final%20Signed%20OMB-OSTP%20Memo%20-%20ST%20Priorities.pdf).
  • The section on virtual organizations will be revised to more strongly emphasize research, in contrast to only building infrastructure.