Sunday, January 27, 2013

ISO 15926 - The Semantic Web for Process Industries

I recently discovered a standard which uses the semantic web for process industries. It is ISO 15926 <1>. Apparently it has been in development for awhile, since the late eighties <2>. It is self-described as the "Semantic Web for Engineering" at its official website <3>, <4>. A brief introduction may be found here <5>. The iRINGTools Software was created "to provide users with a deployable implementation of ISO 15926 services" <6>. Antoly Levenchuck apparently is an expert in the area. He started a blog <7>, and is also the president of the TechInvestLab consulting firm <8>, <9>.

I first learned about ISO 15926 from a presentation <10> by another expert named Adrian Laud who works for Noumenon Consulting Limited <11>. He gave this presentation at the Seminar on Industrial Information Management at VTT in Espoo, Finland <12>.

An overview of some implementations of ISO 15926 is available on the IRING Website <13> which includes work described by Levenchuck and Laud.














Hacking Resources Originally Posted on the WebPayments Mailing List

For what is worth, here are a few things I've found interesting, or would like to learn more about:


IBM Red Book:
   - Hex Editor:
   - Hex Dump:

Patvera Maltego (network visualization used for social engineering)

Social Engineering Risks (the weakest link)

- Social Engineering:
- Hacking the Human, Ian Mann

Rainbow Tables, Dictionary Attacks, Brute Force Attacks  (for Cracking)

Rainbow Series (Collection of infosec books)


BackTrack Linux (penetration testing distribution)


Wireshark (packet analyzer)


Network Security Conferences, such as:

- DEFCON:   (curiously, no mention of the semantic web)
- Blackhat:

Metasploit (platform for exploitation)

- MetaSploit

SNORT (network intrusion detection and prevention)


netstat (network statistics)


ISO/IEC 27000-series (standards for information security)



The Network Security Bible, Eric Cole

Joel Scambray et. al, Hacking Web Applications Exposed, 2nd Ed.


Phrack Magazine:

Thursday, January 3, 2013

What do Biohackers (a.k.a Citizen Scientists) believe?

Please see Meredith Patterson's, A Biopunk Manifesto Perhaps they could benefit from a distributed economy?


R&D is decreasing in industry, and academia is thought of having the role of picking up the slack. Professors and Graduate students may know a lot in a particular area, but at the same time they may not be well aware of what is going on in other fields. There are cries for creative solutions and collaboration. There are real problems to solve. Citizen Scientists want to help, but face hurdles accessing published literature. Employers are looking for people to fit their positions, and job-seekers are looking for positions they qualify for. It seems a lot of this has to do with linking people with data.