exida Recorded Webinars

The 7 Things Every Plant Manager Should Know About Control System Security

Recording Date: February 2011

Not that long ago, the move towards “open systems” and the resulting incorporation of off-the-shelf technologies represented a huge step forward in control system design. System integration became easier, product development by manufacturers was accelerated, and training leveraged common tools and concepts. While the benefits have been tremendous, open technology has made control systems open to security vulnerabilities, putting production and human safety at risk. Nothing has made that risk more evident than the Stuxnet virus which has made headlines since it was discovered in July 2010. Countering these threats requires organizations to develop a better understanding of their process control system security risks and how to address them. In this webinar, we will discuss the seven things that every plant manager and automation professional should know about industrial control system security. We will also discuss how to apply best practices from standards such as ISA 99.02.01 to mitigate these risks.

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About the Presenter:

John Cusimano, CFSE

John Cusimano John Cusimano was director of exida’s security services division. A process automation safety and security expert with more than twenty years of experience, John lead a team devoted to improving the security of control systems for companies worldwide. Prior to joining exida, John led market development for Siemens’ process automation and safety products and held various product marketing positions at Moore Products Co. John started his career at Eastman Kodak Company, where he implemented and managed automation projects. John has a B.S. degree in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Clarkson University and holds a CFSE and CISSP certification.