ISA’s automation standards reflect the collective expertise of countless risk management and safety professionals. When implemented fully, they vastly improve an organization’s ability to prevent, mitigate, and build resilience against a constant onslaught of damaging cyber and physical hazards. Imperfect compliance processes, budget and time restrictions, and a lack of security skill and technical know-how have made leveraging that expertise a daunting task for many...
Having attended numerous conferences hosted by different industry groups over the past few years, I have found that the conversations are frequently muddled, lacking structure, and without a generally accepted paradigm for establishing context—with the exception of interchanges with a few subject-matter experts (SMEs) at the top of their game. The most frustrating dynamic is the lack of context. For example, I reviewed a recent industry group study about industrial automation and...
Before charging into the challenges of 2015, the ISA Security Compliance Institute (ISCI) would like to take a few moments to reflect on 2014 accomplishments and significant events affecting ISASecure. 2014 was a busy year for ISCI, highlighted by dedication and hard work from volunteer members, resulting in a number of noteworthy milestones.