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Q&A with Author of New Edition of ISA Book Industrial Automation and Control System Security Principles

Q. Why were you compelled to publish an updated edition? What differentiates the second edition from the initial version? A. I wanted to cover the latest thinking and approaches to industrial automation and control system (IACS) security.  This new edition addresses the most recent, formal methods and their practical applications to IACS security.  The book […]

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How to Improve Industrial Automation Security

The history of industrial automation fascinates me. Continuous innovation and new technologies have taken manufacturing processes that originated in the Industrial Age and catapulted them straight into the information age. Just as productivity seemed to be topping out, the Internet helped boost productivity and efficiency to previously unimaginable levels. Unfortunately, as industrial automation roared into […]

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Remotely Managed Industrial Automation Cybersecurity

Epic Turla, Regin, and BlackEnergy are the names of just a few in a series of recent malware discoveries that target industrial automation control systems (IACS). The increasing volume and sophistication of these types of threats has driven the topic of operational technology security all the way up to the corporate boardroom. Unfortunately, the attack […]

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Protecting the Operational Integrity of Industrial Infrastructure

New powerful and capable industrial control systems and software solutions have created more opportunities for manufacturers to pursue and achieve greater levels of efficiency, performance, and profitability. Businesses now have more data to measure and analyze, as well as more opportunities to use that data to drive efficiency. This greater interconnectivity between systems and software […]

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ISA Strengthens its Position as a Leader in Industrial Automation and Control Systems Cybersecurity

Results of a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, canvassing more than 1,600 leading experts on the Internet and computer systems and networks, predicted that a major industrial cyberattack will occur sometime within the next 10 years that will cause widespread harm to America’s security and welfare. “Widespread harm” was defined as significant loss […]

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Figure 1. Alarm management is not a static process, and it needs to be adjusted to match changes in the process and other new operational practices. Regular audits coupled with change management procedures help avoid undocumented modifications made by operators that can have potentially serious consequences.

Effective Alarm Management Planning Using ANSI/ISA-18.2

Although distributed control system (DCS) selection is one of the most important steps in the design of a new or upgraded process plant, some users now consider such a system a commodity and give its selection far less thought than it merits. The result is a generic control system that provides little more than the […]

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