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Q&A with Author of ISA Book on Industrial Cybersecurity Plus Sample Chapter

  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 […]

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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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How to Protect Water and Wastewater Facilities from Cyberattack

“If you aren’t scared yet, you haven’t been paying attention.”  So goes the aphorism for modern times, and it applies equally well to industrial cybersecurity.  Conclusive proof is hard to come by, but consider the supporting evidence: U.S. presidential executive orders, vulnerabilities markets for ICS, U.S. Secretary of Defense warnings of a “cyber Pearl Harbor”, […]

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ISA Develops Cybersecurity Resource Guide

Industrial control systems are often responsible for the monitoring and management of critical assets such as power generating facilities, water and wastewater treatment plants and transportation networks. Control systems in many industries have to remain operational 24/7 to meet operational and regulatory requirements. To address the increasing interest in securing private industry and public infrastructure, […]

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Automation Federation Goes to Washington: Cybersecurity and the Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers

Last December, a senior task force from the Automation Federation held a series of strategic briefings in Washington D.C. with White House staff, congressional leaders and a variety of governmental departments and agencies.  Our objective was to raise greater awareness for two pressing issues affecting automation in the process, manufacturing and power generation industries: security […]

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