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exida to Present at ISA Automation Week


  September 26, 2011

John Cusimano, exida’s Directory of Security Services, and Iwan van Beurden, exida Director of Engineering, will be presenting at ISA Automation Week, October 17-20, 2011 in Mobile, Alabama.

Title: Assessing the Security of Industrial Automation and Control Systems

Presenter: John Cusimano, exida, Director of Security Service

Description: Threat Modeling is a technique that has long been used by software developers to assess the security risks in their code. It is a significant part of the Microsoft Security Development Life Cycle. Threat Modeling can also be applied to systems and can be a very good tool for assessing the security of industrial control system. It provides a systematic approach to identifying, classifying and quantifying the amount of risk presented by each evaluated threat. This presentation will describe the threat modeling process and explain how it can be applied to an industrial control system. Real world examples will be used to help demonstrate how this can be applied.

Training Course Title: Advanced Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Selection and ISA84 Certificate Program Exam 2

Instructor: Iwan van Beurden, exida, Director of Engineering

Description:  This course focuses on further hands-on examples of Safety Integrity Level (SIL) selection using a variety of different techniques. Students will be better able to save their companies time and money through the optimization of system performance requirements. This course is a follow on to EC50 (Safety Instrumented Systems—Design, Analysis, and Justification). This course is required for the ISA84 Safety Instrumented Systems Certificate Program 2. You can register for the course only or for the certificate program which includes course and exam. If you are registering for the certificate program, you should complete an application and document eligibility criteria to sit for the certificate exam prior to taking the course. ISA Course Safety Instrumented Systems—Design, Analysis, and Justification (EC50) or Safety Instrumented Systems: Design, Analysis & Justification (EC50E) is a prerequisite for this course.