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Practical ICS Cyber Security for the Process Industry

  • Wednesday, November 02, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT (2016-11-02 15:00:00 UTC)
  • Jim Gilsinn, James McGlone

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Opening a standard like the ISA62443 and trying to apply it to an industrial control process can be difficult. Standards can seem inflexible and complicated while providing little room to work around an existing process. In this webinar, we will explain some of the challenges we have experienced while trying to apply standards like ISA62443 to industrial applications in the process industry. We will discuss the challenges of working around a process that has been running for many years, operators that have spent their career running the facility their way, and at the same time trying to bring a layer of protection into an ever more challenging cybersecurity environment. We will get into some details like trying to define zones and conduits when everything seems to be cross connected as well as the some of the problems associated with applying some of the security controls. The webinar will bring the topic to some practical conclusions and steps to compliance.

Speaker Bios

James McGlone

James is the CMO at Kenexis Consulting Corporation and Director of the ISA Safety and Security Division. A seasoned product development professional, he has great industrial control system experience in manufacturing and process, embedded control systems for commercial and industrial applications, communications protocols, cyber security, and industrial automation software. A certified global industrial cybersecurity professional (GICSP), educated in nuclear technologies including pressurized water reactors, electronics including radio and radar, electric power generation, machine to machine communications, computer systems, and embedded computing systems including industrial software and programmable logic controllers.

Jim Gilsinn

Jim is a senior investigator at Kenexis Security. Trained as an electrical engineer specialized in controls, and he has spent most of his career working with computers and networking. For the past 15 years he has been working to develop better ways to measure industrial Ethernet performance and to determine how that performance affects the overall system robustness and reliability. He has also been involved in developing standards for ICS cyber security through ISA99, and is currently the co-chair of the ISA99 committee and ISA99 working group 2 developing end-user cyber security program requirements.

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