How is Cybersecurity Changing Process Safety?
Recording Date: October 2020
Cybersecurity has become a significant and credible threat to process safety. The consequences of cyber-attacks are well understood for business networks (e.g. data theft, ransomware, denial of service), but for Industrial Automation and Control Systems (IACS) there is the potential for even more severe consequences because IACS control physical systems in the real world. Case studies will be used to demonstrate how cyber-attacks on IACS can cause damage to equipment, the environment, and safety. This webinar will look at how cybersecurity is impacting process safety, considering the impact of cybersecurity events on traditional strategies for safeguarding and risk assessment, as well as introduce key steps for managing cybersecurity risk.
About the Presenter:
Patrick O’Brien is a Safety and Cybersecurity Engineer at exida LLC, where he performs numerous end user focused training, consulting, and support services for industrial facilities in functional safety and cybersecurity. In addition to his consulting work, he has assisted with product development through testing, application specification, and the creation of user tutorials for the exSILentia® software platform, including significant work with the exida CyberPHAx™ and CyberSL tools. He has assisted with the development of exida training material and other knowledge-based content. He also helped develop cybersecurity projects through technical support and the translation of cybersecurity documents between English and German. Mr. O’Brien recently graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in German Language and Culture.